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[Otis Redding: Smash Product A Living Memorial 
-•••Woodland Studio Opening Highlights Growth 
I Of Nashboro* 

, Syd Nathan Is 
Dead At 64*** 

Atkins Named RCA VP ••• Editorial: C&W 
'Reverse Twist ••• Mellin Firms Up For Sale 
* EMI Lifts Sales* RCA Latin American Meet 

PAUL MAURIAT: 'LOVE' IS GOLD Int’l. Section Begins Pg. 80 

"I 







A Double Take 


(When last we left these two singles, they 
had just been released — showing excellent 
promise in their respective fields. Would you 
believe it, here’s where they are now.) 



“The Son of 
Hickory 
Holler’s 
Tramp” 


( 4 - 44425 ) 


0. C. Smith’s 
belting single 
with a lyric that doesn’t let go 
climbed right onto the R&B 
charts. Then it started to move 
and is now rapidly climbing the 
Top 100 chart. Hickory Holler’s 
Tramp is going to be the coun- 
try’s most notorious lady. 



L. David 
Sloane” 

( 4 - 44413 ) 

Michele Lee, al- 
ready a movie 
name, is now on 
her way as a top singer, with “L. 
David Sloane.” This great nov- 
elty number has been riding the 
easy listening charts and is now 
rising on the Top 100. “L. David 
Sloane” is one you just can’t 
leave alone. 


They’re on Columbia RecordsS 


(^"COLUMBIA, "gMARCAS REG. PRINTED IN U S.A. 


Vol. XXIX— Number 33/ March 16, 1968 


Publication Office / 1780 Broadway, New York, New York 10019 / Telephone: JUdson 6-2640 / Cable Address: Cash Box, N. Y. 
GEORGE ALBERT 

President and Publisher 

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Vice President 

LEON SCHUSTER 

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Reverse Twist In C& \N 


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Copyright © 1968 by The Cash Box Publishing Co., Inc. 
All right reserved. Copyright under Universal Copyright Con- 
vention. 


Over the years it has been quite com- 
mon to hear of the growth of country 
music with regards to its acceptance in 
new markets, either in the form of re- 
cordings or ‘live’ performances. Country 
radio stations have sprung up in all the 
major cities in the U.S., while night- 
clubs showcasing country music are 
blossoming quite rapidly throughout the 
land. 

But these symptoms tell only of out- 
ward growth. Other signs have begun to 
manifest themselves, pointing to an in- 
ner growth that could have a far-reach- 
ing effect on the business in general. 

The country music world has long 
been considered a tightly-knit, self-sus- 
taining “family,” drawing from its own 
vast resources for all its material, and, 
quite often, exporting that material to 
other segments of the musical universe. 
While it has become the accepted thing 
to see a popular country song reworked 
into pop, jazz and rock arrangements, it 
was only the rare case that saw a coun- 
try artist record a ‘pop’ tune — especially 
for release as a single. 

But as Cash Box pointed out in a re- 
cent country editorial, a good many 
artists have been concerning them- 
selves of late with material from outside 
the country writing stables. Vanguards 
such as Johnny Cash and Flatt & Scruggs 
have prompted a movement toward 
country adaptations of contemporary 
folk material, for one thing, and now 
lead a coterie which includes George 
Hamilton IV, Waylon Jennings, Bobby 
Bare, Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton and 
numerous others who have discovered 
highly acceptable recording fare eman- 
ating from ‘pop’ pen^. 

Not only have the modern folk writers 
been accepted into the country fold, 
but recent singles and album product 
have shown that country artists and pro- 
ducers are also awakening to material 
from rock, m : ddle-of-the-road and R&B 


markets as well. 

The Lennon-McCartney songbook has 
been the basis for the successful “Chet 
Atkins Picks On The Beatles” LP, as 
well as a brand new album from Jerry 
Inman (with a single culled from that 
album), and Lorene Mann & Archie 
Campbell have been meeting with ex- 
tremely strong reaction to their country 
adaptation of “Dark End Of The Street.” 
A new Dottie West LP features several 
“non-country” tunes, while Roy Drusky 
has just released his own version of 
Cher’s “You Better Sit Down Kids” as a 
country single and Lamar Morris has 
established himself as an artist to watch 
with “The Great Pretender.” Topping off 
the list of related tunes and material 
that come to mind immediately is the 
No. 1 country record on the Cash Box 
charts this week, Sonny James’ “A 
World Of Our Own.” 

The list is growing more sizeable with 
every passing day, indicating that a very 
noticeable trend may be underway in 
country circles. And that trend, the 
acceptance of a song on its own merits, 
whether or not the writer be identified 
as belonging to the country set, could 
be as important to the business as the 
vast growth of stations now program- 
ming country product. 

Needless to say, the effects of such 
a trend will not be limited to the coun- 
try music business. The opening of 
doors to country recording dates will be 
of extreme interest to publishers and 
writers in all phases of the music indus- 
try, and, as always, those who are the 
most prepared for such a trend will be 
the ones to reap the most benefits. A 
publisher who has never had a tune cut 
by a country artist may find himself 
pleasantly surprised by the dividends 
from a hit recording in that area. More 
and more, it seems that the great com- 
mon denominator among artists of all 
stripes is a good song. 


Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


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CashBox TOPIOQ I 


1 

LOVE IS BLUE 

Paul Mauriat-Philips 40495 

00 

*5 

1 

CO 

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K> 

1 

2 

SIMON SAYS 

1910 Fruit Gum Company-Buddah 24 

2 

5 

3 

THE DOCK OF THE BAY 

Otis Redding-Volt 157 

4 

6 

4 

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS 

Dionne Warwick-Scepter 12203 

3 

4 

m 

JUST DROPPED IN 

First Edition-Reprise 0655 

7 

18 

• 

VALLERI 

Monkees-Colgems 1019 

36 



7 

1 WISH IT WOULD RAIN 

The Temptations-Gordy 7068 

5 

2 

8 

1 THANK YOU 

Sam 8t Dave-Stax 242 

10 

15 

• 

SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE 

Aretha Franklin-Atlantic 2486 

18 

35 

# 

LA-LA MEANS 1 LOVE YOU 

Delfonics-Philly Grove 150 

16 

32 

11 

TOO MUCH TALK 

Paul Revere & Raiders-Columbia 44444 

12 

17 

• 

THE END OF OUR ROAD 

Gladys Knight & Pips-Soul 35042 

15 

19 

13 

KISS ME GOODBYE 

Petula Clark-Warner Bros. 7170 

14 

31 

14 

EVERYTHING THAT 
TOUCHES YOU 

Association-Warner Bros. 7163 

11 

12 

• 

WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW 

Four Seasons-Philips 40523 20 36 

16 

BOTTLE OF WINE 

Fireballs-Atco 6491 

9 

10 

17 

WALK AWAY RENEE 

Four Tops-Motown 1 1 19 

8 

9 

• 

THE BALLAD OF 
BONNIE & CLYDE 

Georgie Fame-Epic 10283 

23 

38 

• 

DANCE TO THE MUSIC 

Sly & The Family Stone-Epic 10256 

35 

58 

• 

YOUNG GIRL 

Union Gap-Columbia 44450 

25 

48 

• 

MIGHTY QUINN 

Manfred Mann-Mercury 72770 

49 

77 

22 

WE'RE A WINNER 

Impressions-ABC 11022 

13 

11 

• 

IF YOU CAN WANT 

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles-Tamla 54162 

31 

42 

24 

SPOOKY 

Classics IV-Imperial 66259 

6 

3 

25 

1 WONDER WHAT SHE'S 
DOING TONIGHT 

Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart-A&M 893 

17 

7 

26 

MEN ARE GETTIN' SCARCE 

Joe Tex-Dial 4069 

26 

30 

27 

CAB DRIVER 

Mills Bros. -Dot 17041 

30 

40 

28 

CARPET MAN 

5th Dimension-Soul City 762 

22 

26 

29 

GREEN TAMBOURINE 

Lemon Pipers-Buddah 23 

24 

8 

30 

WORDS 

Bee Gees-Atco 6548 

19 

21 

31 

BABY, NOW THAT I'VE 
FOUND YOU 

Foundations-Uni 55038 

21 

14 

32 

NOBODY BUT ME 

Human Beinz-Capitol 5990 

27 

13 

— ALPHABETI 


33 

34 


36 


38 

39 

40 


43 

44 


45 

46 


49 

50 

51 

52 


55 

56 


59 


61 


63 


66 


PLAYBOY 

Gene & Debbe-TRX 5006 37 49 

GOIN OUT OF MY HEAD/CAN'T 
TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU 

Lettermen-Capifol 2054 

CRY LIKE A BABY 

Box Tops-Mala 593 

THERE IS 

Dells-Cadet 5590 


SOUND ASLEEP 

Turtles-White Whale 264 


JUDY IN DISGUISE 

John Fred & Playboy Band-Paula 282 

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 

Lalo Schifrin-Dot 17059 


SKIP A ROPE 

Henson Cargill-Monument 1041 


GREEN LIGHT 

American Breed-Atco 321 


SCARBOROUGH FAIR 

Simon & Garfunkel-Columbia 44465 


HEY HEY BUNNIE 

John Fred & His Playboy Band-Paula 294 

I CAN TAKE OR LEAVE 
YOUR LOVING 

Herman's Hermits-MGM 13885 

I'M GONNA MAKE 
YOU LOVE ME 

Madeline Bell-Philips 40517 

ITCHYCOO PARK 

Small Faces-lmmediate 501 


28 16 

44 62 

32 24 

42 72 

29 20 

45 51 

34 27 

51 61 

54 81 

46 63 


41 29 


SUDDENLY YOU LOVE ME 

Tremeloes-Epic 10293 

SOUL SERENADE 

Willie Mitchell-Hi 2140 


50 59 
33 25 

57 82 

67 73 
38 39 

58 70 


MAYBE JUST TODAY 

Bobby Vee-Liberty 56014 

COUNTRY GIRL-CITY MAN 

Billy Vera & Judy Clay-Atlantic 2480 

TEN COMMANDMENTS OF LOVE 

Peaches & Herb-Date 1592 55 66 

SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE 

The Cream-Atco 6544 

JENNIFER JUNIPER 

Donovan-Epic 10300 

FOREVER CAME TODAY 

Diana Ross & The Supremes-Motown 1122 

SECURITY 

Etta James-Cadet 5594 


48 50 

64 — 


IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR 

Mirettes-Revue 1004 


YOU'VE GOT TO BE LOVED 

Montanas-lndependence 83 


60 75 
59 67 

68 79 


I GOT THE FEELIN' 

James Brown-King 6155 

THAT'S A LIE 

Ray Charles-ABC 11045 

TAPIOCA TUNDRA 

Monkees-Colgems 1019 

FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE 

Jackie Wilson & Count Basie-Brunswick 55365 


RICE IS NICE 

Lemon Pipers-Buddah 31 


LITTLE GREEN APPLES 

Roger Miller-Smash 2148 

SUMMERTIME BLUES 

Blue Cheer-Philips 40516 

SOUL COAXING 

Raymond Lefevre-Four Corners 147 

LOVE IS BLUE 

Al Martino-Capitol 2102 


62 69 

81 — 
66 71 

71 — 

69 89 

92 — 
84 94 
65 60 


68 

69 


73 


77 


79 


83 


85 

86 


88 


89 

90 


91 

92 

93 

94 


95 

96 

97 

98 

99 
100 
100 


STAY AWAY 

Elvis Presley-RCA 9465 — 

BACK ON MY FEET AGAIN 

Foundations-UNI 55058 75 

AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS 

Formations-MGM 13899 76 

LOVE IS ALL AROUND 

Troggs-Smash 1607 79 

IF THIS WORLD WERE MINE 

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell-Tamla 54161 88 

IN NEED OF A FRIEND 

Cowsills-MGM 13909 — 

TAKE TIME TO KNOW HER 

Percy Sledge-Atlantic 2490 

SIT WITH THE GURU 

Strawberry Alarm Clock-UNI 55055 — 

FUNKY STREET 

Arthur Conley-Atco 6563 — 

I'LL SAY FOREVER MY LOVE 

Jimmy Ruffin-Soul 35043 — 

JENNIFER ECCLES 

Hollies-Epic 10298 

U.S. MALE 

Elvis Presley-RCA 9465 — 


86 4 , 

J 

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80 — 


83 — 


QUESTION OF TEMPERATURE 

Balloon Farm-Laurie 3405 86 


88 


OUR CORNER OF THE NIGHT 

Barbra Streisand-Columbia 44474 — 


87 


95 

96 


DELILAH 

Tom Jones-Parrot 40025 — 

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM 

Hesitations-Kapp 899 — 

SOMETHING I'LL REMEMBER 

Sandy Posey-MGM 13892 85 

UP ON THE ROOF 

Cryan Shames-Columbia 44457 — 

IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE 

Third Rail-Epic 10285 90 

L. DAVID SLOANE 

Michele Lee-Columbia 44413 

I WILL ALWAYS THINK 
ABOUT YOU 

New Colony Six-Mercury 72775 

THE GOOD, THE BAD, 

AND THE UGLY 

Hugo Montenegro-RCA 9423 

SWEET INSPIRATION 

Sweet Inspirations-Atlantic 2476 

SON OF HICKORY 
HOLLER'S TRAMP 

O. C. Smith-Columbia 44425 

I NEED YOU 

Rationals-Capitol 2124 

MAN IN YOU 

Chuck Jackson-Motown 1118 

NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN 

Moody Blues-Deram 85023 

TURN ON YOUR 
LOVE LIGHT 

Human Be!nz-Capitol 2119 

FOOL OF FOOLS 

Tony Bennett-Columbia 44443 

CAN'T FIND THE TIME 

Orpheus-MGM 13882 

COUNT THE DAYS 

Inez & Charlie Foxx-Dynamo 112 

TIN SOLDIER 

Small Faces-Columbia 5003 

MASTER JACK 

Four Jacks & A J i 1 1- RCA 9473 

THE UNICORN 

The Irish Rovers-Decca 32254 

CINDERELLA-ROCKEFELLA 

Esther & Abi Ofarim-Philips 40526 


93 


92 


91 

96 

100 


100 

100 


98 


ALPHABETIZED TOP 100 (INCLUDING PUBLISHERS AND LICENSEES) 


It The Top of the Stairs (Double 

Diamond, Murad, Blockbuster, BMI) 69 

Baby Now That I’ve Found You (January, BMI) 31 
Back On My Feet Again (January, Walback, B'MI) 68 
3allad of Bonnie & Clyde (Peer Int’l, BMI) .... 18 

Bottle Of Wine (Deep Fork, ASCAP) 16 

Bab Driver (Black Hawk, BMI) 27 

Ban't Find The Time (Interval, BMI) 96 

Barpet Man (Johnny Rivers, B'MI) 28 

Binderel la-Rockefel la (Irving, BMI) 100 

Bountry Girl-City Man (Blackwood, BMI) 50 

Bount The Days (Catalogue, C&l, BMI) 97 

Bry Like A Baby (Press, BMI) 35 

Jance To The Music (Daly City, BMI) 19 

Delilah (Donna, BMI) 81 

Dock Of The Bay (East, Time, Redwall, BMI) . . 3 

End Of Our Road (Jobete, BMI) 12 

Everything That Touches You (Beechwood, BMI) 14 

: ool Of Fools (Knollwood, ASCAP 95 

: orever Came Today (Jobete, BMI) 54 

For Your Precious Love (Sunflower, ASCAP) . . 61 

Funky Street (Redwal, Time, BMI) 75 

Doin’ Out Of My Head (Saturday, 

Seasons Four, Vogue, BMI) 34 

Good, The Bad, The Ugly (Unart, BMI) 88 

Green Light (4 Star, BMI) 41 

Green Tambourine (Kama-Sutra, BMI) 29 

Hey, Hey Bunnie (Su-Ma, Bengal, BMI) 43 

COMPILED 


I Can Take or Leave Your Loving 

(Miller, ASCAP) 44 

If The World Were Mine (Jobete, BMI) 71 

If You Can Wait (Jobete, BMI) 23 

I Got The Feelin' (Toccoa, Lois, B'MI) 58 

I’ll Say Forever My Love (Jobete, BMI) 76 

Impossible Dream (Sam Fox, ASCAP) 82 

I’m Gonna Make You Love Me (Act 3, BMI) . . 45 

I Need You (Screen Gems/Columbia, BMI) 


In Need of a Friend (Akbestal, BMI) 72 


56 

8 

85 


In The Midnight Hour (East, Cotillion, BMI) 

I Thank You (East, Pronto, BMI) 

It's Time To Say Goodbye (Melrose, ASCAP) 

I Will Always Think About You 

(New Colony, BMI) 87 

I Wish It Would Rain (Jobete, B'MI) 7 

I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight 

(Screen Gems/Columbia, BMI) 25 

Itchycoo Park (Nice Songs, BMI) 46 

Jennifer Eccles (Maribus, BMI) 77 

Jennifer Juniper (Peer Int’l, BMI) 53 

Judy In Disguise (Su Ma, BMI) 38 

Just Dropped In (Acuff, Rose, BMI) 5 

Kiss Me Goodbye (Donna, ASCAP) 13 

La-La Means I Love You (Nickel Shoe, BMI) 


10 


L. David Sloane (Meager, BMI) 86 


Little Green Apples (Russell Carson, ASCAP) 


63 


Look, Here Comes The Sun (Chardon, B'MI) .... 

Love Is All Around (Dick James, BMI) 70 

Love Is Blue (Croma, ASCAP) 1-65 

Man In You (Jobete, BMI) 92 

Master Jack (Milene, ASCAP) 99 

Maybe Just Today (Screen Gems/Columbia, BMI) 49 

Men Are Gettin ’ Scarce (Tree, BMI) 26 

Mighty Quinn (Dwarf, ASCAP) 21 

Mission Impossible (Bruin, BMI) 39 

Nights in White Satin (Essex, ASCAP) 93 

Nobody But Me (Weman, B'MI) 32 

Our Corner of the Night (Arch, ASCAP) 80 

Playboy (Acuff, Rose, BMI) 33 

Question of Temperature (Hugo & Luigi, BMI) 79 

Rice Is Nice (Kama Sutra, BMI) 62 

Scarborough Fair (Charing Cross, BMI) 42 

Security (East, BMI) 55 

Simon Says (Kas-Kat, BMI) 2 

Since You’ve Been Gone (14th Hour, 

Cotillion, B'MI) 9 

Sit With The Guru (Alarm Clock, 

Claridge, ASCAP) 74 

Skip A Rope (Tree, BMI) 40 

Something I’ll Remember (Lo-Sal, BMI) 83 

Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp 

(Blue Crest, BMI) 90 

Soul Coaxing (Southern, ASCAP) 65 

Soul Serenade (Kilynn, BMI) 


48 


Sound Asleep (Blimp, Ishmael, BMI) 37 

Spooky (Bill Lowery, B'MI) 24 

Stay Away (Gladasya, ASCAP) 67 

Suddenly You Love Me (Ponderose, BMI) 47 

Summer Time Blues (American, BMI) 64 

Sunshine of Your Love (Dratleaf, BMI) 52 

Sweet Inspiration (Press, BMI) 89 

Take Time To Know Her (Al Gallico, BMI) .... 73 

Tapioca Tundra (Screen Gems/Columbia, BMI) 60 
Ten Commandments Of Love (Arc, B'MI) 


That’s A Lie (Tangerine, BMI) 59 


There Is (Chevis, BMI) 36 


Tin Soldier (Nice Songs, BMI) 98 


11 


Too Much Talk (Boom, BMI) 

Turn On Your Love Light (Lion, BMI) 94 

Unicorn (Hollis, BMI) 100 

Up On The Roof (Screen Gems Columbia, BMI) 84 

U.S. Male (Vector, BMI) 78 

Valleri (Screen Gems/Columbia, BMI) 6 

Valley of The Dolls (Leo Feist, ASCAP) 4 

Walk Away Renee (Twin Tone, BMI) 17 

We’re A Winner (Chi Sound, BMI) 22 

Will You Love Me Tomorrow 

(Screen Gems/Columbia, BMI) 15 

Words (Nemperor, BMI) 30 

Young Girl (Viva, BMI) 20 

You've Got To Be Loved (Dutchess, BMI) 57 


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/X'4^?3 







Woodland Studio Opening Hilights 
Nashboro’s ‘Total Music’ Emergence 


Otis Redding: 

Smash Product Molds A Living Memorial 


NASHVILLE — Opening of the newest 
studio facilities in Nashville last week 
highlighted a series of moves by the 
Nashboro labels to expand into a “total 
music” picture. 

Staff growth and expansion of ac- 
tivities by the Nashboro, Excello, A- 
Bet and Crescent companies and the 
newly formed Sound City Records led 
to the project of creating the Wood- 
land Sound Studio which was officially 
inaugurated early this month. 

Grand Opening Affair 

Nashboro staged a national sales 
meeting for distributors to visit Nash- 
ville at the time of the studio inspec- 
tion, and a series of special activities 
were also prepared. The weekend affair 
featured tours and live entertainment 
topped off by a live one-hour radio 
broadcast from the new studios. 
WCAL transmitted the show which 
had a bill headlined by many of Nash- 
boro’s leading acts. Slim Harpo, the 
Avons, Kip Anderson, Stacey Lane, 
Brother Joe May as well as Freddie 
North and the Skylarks were among 
the stars on the show. 

The studio itself was built on the 
site of the old Woodland Theatre, and 
was designed for performers with “the 
Nashivlle sound,” and to provide a 
home base for r&b performers in 
Nashville. 

The studio has approximately 28,800 
cubic feet of space planned with sound 
isolation and construction in mind. 


FRONT COVER: 



Been a long time coming, as the 
song says, but after eight months in 
release Paul Mauriat’s “Love Is Blue” 
became an “overnight” smash. The 
instrumental, easy listening tune by 
a group with no American reputation 
and very little publicity, has rocketed 
to the number one slot on best selling 
lists across the country and stayed 
at the top for more than a month 
spurring sales on his “Blooming 
Hits” LP which has also become the 
best selling album in the nation. 
Both have been certified million sellers 
by RIAA pulling a switch on the usual 
gold to green trick by changing 
“Blue” to gold. 

Now in France working on a new 
LP, Mauriat is currently making ar- 
rangements for an American concert 


tour. 

INDEX 

Album Plans 74 

Album Reviews 54, 56 

Basic Album Inventory 64 

Bios for DJ.’s 46 

Coin Machine Section 88-98 

Country Music Section 76-79 

Focus on Jazz 42 

International Section 80-87 

Looking Ahead (Singles) 34 

Platter Spinner Patter 46 

R&B Top 50 48 

Radio Active 10 

Record Ramblings 55 

RIAA 52 

Singles Reviews 16, 18, 20, 22 

Sure Shots 32 

Talent on Stage 66 

Top 100 Albums 64 

Upcoming Events 40 

Vital Statistics 12, 14 


The walls are so designed that no 
parallel surfaces exist. The control 
room wall is curved and built on the 
same foundation as the front of the 
stage of the old Woodland Theatre. 

Among the electronic features are a 
console, built by Electronic Equipment 
of Atlanta, under the supervision of 
Glenn Snoddy. It has 16 mike channels, 
simultaneous four track, three track, 
two track and mono feeds, with ready 
expansion to eight track for the fu- 
ture. Echo chambers manufactured in 
West Germany by “EMT” were spe- 
cially ordered for this installation. 

All new tape equipment consists of 
four track, three track, two track and 
monaural recorders. 

Since the studio became operational 
in January 1968, a variety of sessions, 
spiritual, r&b, pop and country have 
been recorded. Much of the new prod- 
uct being released soon by Nashboro 
has been recorded in this studio and 
the feeling of label execs is that Wood- 
land is very capable of bringing a 
“truly great” R&B sound to Nashville. 

Nashboro Growth 

Dedication and official opening of 
the studio highlighted the emergence 
of the label family as a complex of in- 
terests. The national meeting and cele- 
brations pointed up a sizeable growth 
over the last year that has seen a boom 
in artist and executive growth at the 
companies. Financially, in the first half 
of the current fiscal year, Nashboro 
realized a 100% increase in dollar sales 
and appointed four new distributors to 
keep the momentum working. 

Covering the Philadelphia market, 
Universal was named the area distrib- 
utor; and others recently appointed 
were Sound Sales in Cleveland, Fideli- 
ty Electric in the northwest and Ac- 
tion Record Distribs in the Rocky 
Mountain territory. 

Nashboro Records was incorporated 
in 1951. Recognized as a leader in 
spiritual music, it later took on the 
added facet of rhythm and blues when 
Crescent purchased Nashboro. Dor- 
othy Keaton, the corporate secretary, 
was joined immediately by Shannon 
Williams of Ernie’s Record Mart, an 
affiliate of Nashboro Records, who was 
named vice president in charge of 
production and A&R for Nashboro. 

In November, 1966, Bob Holmes 
was added to the production and pro- 
motion staff. Six months later, Bud 
(Continued on page 72) 


MIAMI— -Syd Nathan, colorful record 
industry pioneer who founded King- 
Records and its subsidiary companies, 
Lois Music and Royal Plastics, died 
here on March 5 of a heart ailment 
and other complications. 

Nathan, who would have been 65 
on April 27th, remained active in the 
administration of his business till the 
end, despite the fact that he had 
been in failing health continually for 
the past eight years. Funeral services 
were held on Thursday (7) in Cin- 
cinnati. 

Nathan founded King Records in 
the early forties and most of his 
original artists came to him through 
the two big country and western 
shows emanating from Cincinnati. 
The label’s first two records, “It’s 
Raining Here This Morning” by 
Grandpa Jones and “Filipino Baby” 
by Cowboy Copas, both were hits. 
Among the 619 records and artists in 
the early days of King were the 
Delmore Bros. (“Blues Stay Away 
From Me”), Moon Mullican (“I’ll 
Sail My Ship Alone,” “Sweeter Than 
A Flower,” “New Jolie Blond”), 
Wayne Raney (“Why Don’t You Haul 
Off and Love Me”), the Carlisle Bros. 
(“Rainbow At Midnight”), Jimmy 

EMI Sales Up 
RCA Latin Meet 
See Int'l News Report 


NEW YORK— Otis Redding, the late 
soul singer who recorded for Atlantic 
Records’ Volt label, was one of the 
most popular R&B artists in the 
world before his death, and no*w, 
slightly more than two months after 
the ti-agic plane crash that took his 
life, his popularity has climbed to 
new heights. 

3 Big Disks 

The last single that Redding re- 
corded, “Dock of The Bay,” is cur- 
rently #3 on the Top 100, and the 
newly released LP which bears the 
title of the single, has just hit the 
Top 100 Albums at #75 with a bullet. 

The album “History Of Otis Red- 
ding,” which was released in Novem- 
ber and has been on the charts for 
quite a while, has experienced a new 
burst of sales action and has climbed 
to #13 with a bullet. 

Atlantic also reports that “Otis 
Blues,” an LP which has been on the 
market for two years, is selling with 
fresh vitality. 

Numerous tributes to Redding and 
studies and assessments of his 
achievement have appeared in news- 
papers and magazines across the 


Handleman Earnings Up 

DETROIT — The Handleman Company 
of Detroit, has reported net income 
for the first nine months ended Jan. 
31, 1968 of $2,672,880 (or $1.71 per 
share) as compared with $2,261,898 
(or $1.45 per share) a year ago. Earn- 
ings per share adjusted to a 2-for-l 
split of the common announced Feb. 
5, 1968 were $.86 for 1968 as against 
$.72 for 1967. Sales for the nine- 
month-period were $48,093,511 up from 
$43,023,229 last year. 

David Handleman, president, stated 
that Jan. is historically one of the best 
selling months of the year for the pho- 
nograph record industry. He said, 
however, that Jan., 1968 was a very 
slow month for the entire industry 
“which is extremely unusual.” Handle- 
man stated that Feb. sales were very 
much improved and, “We expect to end 
our fiscal year April 30, 1968 in a very 
strong position.” 

Handleman common stock now trad- 
ed on the New York Stock Exchange, 
was split 2-for-l effective Feb. 21, 
1968. There are now 3,122,130 shares 
of common stock outstanding. 


Osborne (“iDeath of Little Kathy 
Fiscus”), Hank Penny (“Bloodshot 
Eyes”), Homer and Jethro, Clyde 
Moody (“Shenandoah Waltz”) and 
the aforementioned Cowboy Copas 
(“Signed, Sealed and Delivered,” 
“Kentucky Waltz” “Tennessee Waltz,” 
‘Tragic Romance”), Grandpa Jones 
(“Mountain Dew,” “Old Rattler”), 
Hawkshaw Hawkins (“Slow Poke,” 
‘Sunny Side of the Mountain”). 

In the mid-forties, Nathan branched 
out successfully into the rhythm and 
blues field with artists and hits like 
Bullmoose Jackson (“I Love You, 
Yes I Do”), Sonny Thompson (“Long 
Gone”), Ivory Joe Hunter (“Guess 
Who”), Billy Ward and the Dominoes 
(“Have Mercy, Man,” “Sixty Minute 
Baby”), Lonnie Johnson (“Tomorrow 

(Continued on page 68) 


# Darling ' & ' Belong ' Close, 
But ' Darling ' Caster Due 

NEW YORK — Two Broadway musi- 
cals, the total capitalization of which 
came to more than $1,000,000, have 
ended their run on Broadway. How r - 
ever, it is understood that one of 
them “Darling of the Day” will see 
the light of day as an original cast 
LP on RCA Victor Records. The 
other musical, “Here’s Where I 
Belong,” which closed after one per- 
formance last week, will not be, as 
originally intended, a cast LP on 
UA Records. 


country, and the general consensus 
is that Redding was an artist of the 
utmost importance. 

New LP 

Volt Records has in its possession 
a number of unreleased recordings 
which Redding made before his death, 
and although a final decision has not 
been reached, the label feels that 
there are probably enough quality 
cuts to make an album of material 
which has never been heard before. 


Robert Mellin Puts 
Companies On Block 

NEW YORK — Robert Mellin last 
week indicated that he has put his 
publishing firms on the block by re- 
porting an offer of $1,600,000 from 
“a major music and entertainment 
complex.” Mellin, who was an execu- 
tive at BMI before starting his firms 
in 1947, has built one of the largest 
independent publishing operations in 
the U.S. 

For the past several years Mellin 
has had success in the acquisition of 
music and sound track rights to 
foreign films in English speaking 
countries, and has acquired the ex- 
clusive rights to all films coming out 
of Czechoslovakia and Rumania. Re- 
cent and current movie product 
handled by Mellin’s firms include the 
music from “Closely Watched Trains” 
(Czechoslovakia), “We Still Kill In 
The Same Old Way” (Italy), “Fist 
Full Of Dollars” (Italy) and “La 
Mandragola” (Italy). 

The Mellin firms include: Robert 
Mellin Inc. (BMI), Mellin Music Inc. 
(BMI), Algonquin Music Inc. (BMI), 
Sherwin Music Inc. (ASCAP), Rob- 
ert Music Corp. (ASCAP), Elmwin 
Music Inc. (BMI). 

The firms’ important copyrights in- 
clude “You, You, You,” “Here In My 
Heart,” “Man With A Banjo,” 
“My One and Only Love,” “It’s No 
Sin,” “I’m Yours,” “Stranger On The 
Shore,” “If I Knew You Were Coming 
I’d Have Baked A Cake” and “We’ll 
Build A Bungalow.” More recently 
the firms have been successful with 
such contemporary songs as “Twist 
and Shout,” “Little Bit Of Soap,” 
“Hang On Sloopy,” “Black Is 
Black,” ‘Tell Him,” “Cry Baby,” 
“Don’t Let The Rain Come Down,” 
“Leader Of The Pack,” “Remember” 
and “Sweet Talking Guy.” 


Fillmore East Opened 
By Bill Graham In NY 

NEW YORK— Bill Graham, owner of 
the Fillmore Auditorium and Winter- 
land in San Francisco, has opened his 
latest venture on the site of the old 
Village Theatre on 2nd Ave. and 6th 
St. It’s called the Fillmore East. 

The opening night (Fri., Mar. 8th) 
bill at the new entertainment mecca 
included Tim Buckley, Big Brother & 
the Holding Company, and Albert 
King. Graham plans to use new talent 
as well as ‘names’ in the house. 

At the Fillmore, Graham has billed 
Voznesensky with the Jefferson Air- 
plane; “The Dutchman,” by Leroy 
Jones, with the Byrds in concert; the 
Count Basie Orchestra with the 
Charles Lloyd Quartet. He has been 
instrumental in the art nouveau re- 
vival or poster art, wide spread use of 
light shows, and is producer and busi- 
ness manager for the Jefferson Air- 
plane. 


Chet Atkins 
Named RCA VP 


See 

Country Music Report 


Syd Nathan , Disk Pioneer ; Dies At Sixty-Four 


Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


7 






A Certified Million Seller! 



Otis’ new album 

TIIE DOCK OF THE BAY 

featuring Otis' great previously unreleased 
performance of “OPEN THE DOOR” 

Volt #415 


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records 


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Distributed by ATCO RECORDS 


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Cash Box — March 16, 1968 




UA Celebrates 10th Year At Miami Meet 


NEW YORK — The Doral Beach Hotel 
in Miami Beach will be the scene of 
United Artists Records’ 10th anni- 
versary celebration and sales con- 
vention, to be held Wednesday up to 
and on Saturday (13-16). As final 
details of a sales presentation, a spe- 
cial screening, and a show which 
r will highlight a variety of the disk- 
ery’s talent were finalized, the early 
executive contingent, headed by UA 
president Mike Stewart, embarked 
for Miami on Saturday (9). 

Cash Box will mark United Artists’ 
10th year with a special issue next 
week (23). 

According to Mike Lipton, vice 
president in charge of marketing, 
who is coordinating all anniversary 
meeting details, the affair will get 
underway with a welcoming cocktail 
party, hosted by Stewart and his 
staff, on Wednesday evening (13) in 

* the hotel’s Majorca Room. 

A record number of distributor 

• personnel and UA executives, from 
both here and the firm’s owned op- 
erations overseas, will gather the 
following morning for a sales pre- 

, sentation of the complete line of new 
product from the various labels. This 
will be followed immediately by a 
r special screening of “Here We Go 
’Round The Mulberry Bush,” a new 
- film produced and directed by Clive 
Donner for which UA’s Spencer Davis 
Group, with Stevie Winwood and 
Traffic, wrote the music. Both groups 
, also appear in the film. 

Thursday evening’s schedule calls 
for a cocktail party and dinner, fol- 
~ lowed by a two-hour show by key 


artists from all segments of the 
company’s roster. The show will be 
presented in the hotel’s Starlight 
Roof and will feature the following 
talent: the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis 
Orchestra, a prime attraction on the 
firm’s Solid State jazz line; new pop- 
rock group the Hassles; Latin artist 
Chucho Avellanet; Bobbi Martin; 
guitarist A1 Caiola; Vicentico Valdez, 
another top name on the UA Latino 
line; and comic Pat Cooper. 

The country segment of the show 
leads off with Bobby Lewis, who will 
be followed by Johnny Darrell, Joyce 
Paul, and Del Reeves. Next comes 
Spanish guitarist Carlos Montoya 
and then Bobby Goldsboro, whose new 
single is “Honey.” Next, Goldsboro 
will team up with Del Reeves, with 
whom he performed on a highly suc- 
cessful recent duet album for the 
label, and Samantha Jones, the new 
British lark, will appear after them. 
Miss Jones will be followed by An- 
thony and the Imperials, and the 
Jones-Lewis band will return to wind 
up the show. 

Friday's agenda includes a second 
sales meeting and presentation, a 
luncheon, and a special promotion 
seminar. The afternoon will feature 
a series of private meetings with 
individual distributors, extending 
through .Saturday morning to the 
close of the festivities at noon. 

A colorful sidelight to the affair 
will be the presence of A1 Caiola’s 
yacht, which will be anchored across 
Collins Avenue from the hotel. 
Guests will have the opportunity of 
private cruises on the boat during 
their free hours. 


Ex-Employees Bring Suit Against Cameo 



NEW YORK — Individual and collec- 
tive suits totaling $1,600,000 in dam- 
ages were filed in the Supreme Court 
of the State of New York last week 
' against Cameo-Parkway Records by 
the firm’s former employees Neil Bo- 
- gart, Marty Thau, Cecil Holmes, Bob 
Reno and Larry Sikora. Alledged re- 
fusal of Cameo-Parkway to pay legiti- 
mate business expenses incurred by 
L the five plantiffs is cited in the suit, 
which reads in part “as a direct and 
proximate result of the willful and 
malicious acts of the defendant, the 
plaintiffs were greatly injured in their 
> credit and reputation.” 

Bogart is suing on five separate 
, claims of damages in the amount of 
$100,000 each. Thau is also suing on 
five separate claims of $100,000 each. 
Holmes is suing on one count for 
$100,000. The collective claim by Bo- 
gart, Thau, Holmes, Reno and Sikora 
asks for damages of $500,000. 

fl 


Detailed charges in the suit include 
the quoting of letters from Cameo- 
Parkway which state the firm’s refusal 
to pay the expenses incurred by the 
plaintiffs at various hotels in New 
York and Chicago, auto rental offices 
and on the Diners Club system al- 
though expense vouchers were sub- 
mitted “and included the . . . charges 
to a duly authorized officer of defend- 
ant (Cameo-Parkway Records), and 
said charges were approved for pay- 
ment by said officer.” 

The suit asks for judgement on a 
total demand of $1,600,000 “and for 
such other and further relief as to 
this Court may seem just and proper.” 
The firm of Beldock & Kushnick repre- 
sents the plaintiffs in the action. 

Leka Faces Suit 

In a separate proceeding, the Colo- 
nial Novelty Co. has also filed in the 
Supreme Court of the State of New 
York against Paul Leka of Kama 
Sutra Music, and against Kama Sutra 
Music, Productions and the B. Pipers 
Corp. According to Colonial, Leka was 
under contract to the Circle Five Mu- 
sic division when he wrote “Green 
Tambourine,” and that the company is 
thus entitled to half of the copyright 
and money earned from the former 
#1 million-seller. 

Charges against Leka state that he 
breached the terms of his employment 
with Circle Five and ask for $150,000 
damages. The same amount is filed for 
against K/S Music, K/S Productions 
and B. Pipers for the income from 
publishing and production royalties. 
And a final clause files for the revision 
of copyright and half the income from 
K/S Music to the plaintiff. 

(Continued on page 72) 


It’s Stan Bly to Bell — Confusion 
among the Bly brothers Stan and Mel 
, resulted in an error last week when 
Stan Bly was appointed west coast 
representative for Bell Records. 

The story carried was true in all but 
the name given. Stan Bly will be work- 
ing out of the new Los Angeles office 
and be searching for masters, new 
, talent and producers while concentrat- 
ing heavily on sales and promotion 
«. activity. 

He joined Bell after working for 
California Record Distributors for five 
years, the last of which had him work- 
ing almost entirely on Bell product. 
*■ He was responsible, according to Bell 
president Larry Uttal, for “breaking 
a host of records, both on Bell and 
the labels it distributes.” 


Monkees, Fruitgum Co. 
Rack Up Gold Records 

NEW YORK— The Monkees’ “Val- 
leri,” on Colgems Records, and “Simon 
Says,” by the 1910 Fruitgum Com- 
pany (Buddah), have been certified 
by the Record Industry Association 
of America (RIAA) for Gold Record 
Awards. The gold record signifies 
sales in excess of one million copies. 

The Monkees now have a total of 
ten gold records, six for singles and 
four for albums. 

Buddah Records has now garnered 
two gold disks in recent weeks, with 
“Green Tambourine,” by the Lemon 
Pipers, already having won a gold 
record. 


Ravi Shankar & 'Raga Buckle' Team WP 
And Thom McAn In Million Dollar Promo 


LOS ANGELES — A multi-million dol- 
lar promotion for “Raga Buckle” 
shoes and the World Pacific Indian 
product, featuring Ravi Shankar, has 
been entered into by World Pacific 
Records and the Thom McAn Shoe 
division of the Melville Shoe Com- 
pany. 

Macey Lipman, national sales and 
promotion director for WP, termed 
the agreement one of the most exten- 
sive promotional tie-ins in the history 
of the recording industry. 

“Both Thom McAn and Wox'ld 
Pacific Records are teen oriented 
manufacturers that are keenly aware 
of how to reach the largest market in 
the U.S., the teenagers. The pooling 
of our knowledge and resources has 
to result in one of the most success- 
ful joint promotions ever attempted,” 
he added. 

The World Pacific-“Raga Buckle” 
promotion began on March 10 and 
will continue to April 6. 

Thom McAn is purchasing time on 
major radio stations in 35 major mar- 
ket areas for combination “Raga 
Buckle”- World Pacific spots. The 60 
second production, produced by Doyle, 
Dain and Bernbach, include a 10 
second plug for the World Pacific 
Indian catalog. 

One major Top 40 station in each 
area is responding with special local 
promotions, contests, prizes and 
themes. 

World Pacific is responding with 
35 sitars, 5,000 LP’s and 20,000 Ravi 
Shankar posters to be given away 
in the radio station promotions. 

Examples of the radio station pro- 
motions in major market areas are: 



Raga Buckle Shoes 


Project 3 Signs ' Dolly ‘ , 

LP & Single In The Works 

NEW YORK — Pearl Bailey, riding the 
peak of her career as a result of her 
current lead role in “Hello, Dolly!” has 
just signed an exclusive recording con- 
tract with the Project 3 label. 

Negotiations were completed last 
week (5) for her contract, and en- 
thusiastic plans were outlined for her 
first recording session to begin shortly. 
Her first album, according to Project 
3 head Enoch Light, will feature a 
variety of material including some 
Broadway selections, pop songs and 
dramatic numbers as well as some 
novelty tracks in the style that high- 
lighted Miss Bailey’s earlier career. 

Slated for early April release, the 
album will be cut in eight-channel 
later this month. 

The signing, coming just as Project 
3 completed its first year of operation, 
was “just like an anniversary present” 
Light said. 

Although the label has concentrated 
on its adult performers Bailey and Di- 
nah Shore in its latest activities, Light 
noted that the younger set artists are 
not being neglected, and that a new 
single from the Free Design will be 
issued soon as a follow up to “Kites 
Are Fun”; and that there will soon 
be a new single and LP from the Crit- 
ters. 

Earlier this year, when Pearl Bailey 
won exceptional reviews for her ap- 
pearance with the new cast perform- 
ance of “Dolly,” an LP and single 
from the show were released on RCA 
! Victor, and Roulette brought out two 
I older albums and a single by her. 


New York — Radio Station WMCA 
is running a promotion called the 
“Magical Mystical Tour.” Listeners 
will be invited to register for prizes 
at the local Thom McAn stores. Prizes 
will include a “Magical Mystical 
Tour” with dee jay Gary Stevens; 100 
Indian bags with love beads, bells, 
Indian tattoos, Indian blouses, paper 
saris, shoe certificates and photos of 
World Pacific artist Maharishi Ma- 
hesh Yogi; World Pacific LP’s and a 
sitar. Another contest will also be 
run to determine the best local rock 
group. The winner will be taped and 
the tape will be submitted to World 
Pacific and the best group of the 35 
finalists will be flown to Hollywood 
for a recording. 

Philadelphia — Radio Station WFIL 
is running a “Sound of India” promo- 
tion featuring a battle of the bands. 
A sitar will be presented to the win- 
ning group and the group will be 
entered in the judging for the World 
Pacific recording session in Holly- 
wood. Listeners will be invited to 
register at the local Thom McAn 
stores for prizes including World 
Pacific LP’s and Ravi Shankar 
posters. 

Major market areas in which the 
“Major Mystical Tour” promotion 
will be utilized are: Los Angeles, 
Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., 
Denver, San Francisco, and Kansas 
City. 

The “Sound of India” promotion 
will be utilized in Philadelphia, De- 
troit, Miami, San Antonio, Hartford, 
and St. Louis. Other market areas 
are using individual promotions with 
the same basic elements. 

World Pacific Records is furnish- 
materials for each of the 950 Thom 
McAn stores in the United States. 

The display material includes 65,000 
World Pacific LP jackets, posters, 
Ravi Shankar displays, and 2,000 re- 
prints of the Cash Box cover which 
featured Ravi Shankar. 

“We expect phenominal response 
in record sales to the saturation 
radio exposure and the special promo- 
tions and contests,” Lipman said. 

“This promotion may set a prece- 
dent for other record companies in 
respect to major promotion tie-ins 
with companies outside of the enter- 
tainment realm.” 

The program was coordinated by 
Lipman and Joe Muniz, national pro- 
motion and sales director for the 
Melville Shoe Company. 


Samela Heads Liberty NY Branch 

NEW YORK — Vito Samela has been 
named branch manager of Liberty 
Records New York distributing 
branch. 

In addition, according to Mike 
Elliot, general manager of Liberty 
Records Distributing Co., Tex Weiner 
has been named sales manager. 

Samela joined Liberty in June. 1967 
as manager of the New Jersey 
branch. His 22 years in the record 
industry includes experience in sales, 
promotion, merchandising, retailing, 
distribution and talent acquisition. 
Samela broke into the industry as 
a shipping clerk shortly after gradu- 
ating from high school in Dunmore, 
Pa. In 1948, he joined Capitol Records 
and until 1966 held various exec posi- 
tions with the label. Before coming 
to Liberty, he was national sales and 
promo manager for Tower Records, 
the Capitol affiliate. 



Vito Samela 


Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


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THE STATUS QUO 


PICTURES 
OF MATCH 
STICK MEN 

CADET CONCEPT 7001 


ETTA JAMES 

SECURITY 

CADET 5594 


THE DELLS 

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CADET 5590 


THE SOULFUL STRINGS 

BURNING SPEAR 

CADET 5576 


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CashBox Radio Active 

WWW 


A survey of key radio stations in all important markets throughout the country to determine by percentage of those 
reporting which releases are being added to station play lists this week for the first time and also the degree of con- 
centration combining previous reports. Percentage figures on left indicate how many of the stations reporting this 
week have added the following titles to their play list for the first time. Percentage figures on right include total 
from left plus the percentage title received in prior week or weeks. 


(TALLY COMPLETED MARCH 6, 1968— COVERS PRECEDING WEEK) 

% OF STATIONS 
ADDING TITLES TO 
PROG. SCHED. 
THIS WEEK 

TITLE ARTIST LABEL 

TOTAL % OF 
STATIONS TO HAVE 
ADDED TITLES TO 
PROG. SCHED. 
TO DATE 

52% 

Forever Came Today — Diana Ross & Supremes — Motown 

52% 

43% 

Valleri — Monkees — Colgems 

98% 

41% 

Jennifer Juniper — Donovan — Epic 

75% 

40% 

I'll Say Forever My Love — Jimmy Ruffin — Soul 

40% 

38% 

1 Got The Feelin'— James Brown — King 

38% 

36% 

Tapioca Tundra — Monkees — Colgems 

60% 

35% 

Soul Serenade — Willie Mitchell — Hi 

65% 

33% 

In Need Of A Friend — Cowsills — MGM 

33% 

32% 

Sit With The Guru — Strawberry Alarm Clock — UNI 

32% 

31% 

Funky Street — Arthur Conley — Atco 

31% 

30% 

Delilah — Tom Jones — Parrot 

30% 

29% 

Back On My Feet Again — Foundations — UNI 

56% 

28% 

Love Is All Around — Troggs — Smash 

44% 

27% 

Stay Away — Elvis Presley — RCA 

27% 

26% 

Sherry Don't Go — Lettermen — Capitol 

26% 

25% 

Lady Madonna — Beatles— Capitol 

25% 

24% 

The Impossible Dream — Hesitations — Kapp 

24% 

23% 

Honey — Bobby Goldsboro— United Artists 

23% 

22% 

Country Girl-City Man — Billy Vera & Judy Clay — Atlantic 

42% 

21% 

In Some Time — Ronnie Dove — Diamond 

21% 

20% 

The Might Quinn — Manfred Mann — Mercury 

98% 

18% 

Rice Is Nice — Lemon Pipers — Buddah 

55% 

15% 

Scarborough Fair — Simon & Garfunkel — Columbia 

90% 

13% 

Turn On Your Love Light — Human Beinz — Capitol 

13% 

10% 

Unwind — Ray Stevens — Monument 

18% 

10% 

Green Light — American Breed — Acta 

81% 


LESS THAN 10%— BUT MORE THAN 5% 

Total % To Date 


Tin Soldier — Small Faces — 


1 Need You — Rationals — 


In The Midnight Hour — 


Columbia 

9% 

Capitol 

19% 

Mirettes — Revue 

25% 

Suddenly You Love Me — 


Up On The Roof — 

Cryan Shames — Columbia 


Sound Asleep — Turtles — 

76% 

Tremeloes — Epic 

81 % 

18% 

White Whale 

Jennifer Eccles — Hollies — 




1 Will Always Think About You — 

Epic 

35% 

Security — Etta James — Cadet 

52% 

New Colony Six — Mercury 

16% 


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#1 

LOVE tS BLUE (L' AMOUR EST BLEU) (2:31) 
Paul Mauriat-Philips 40495 
35 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, III. 

PUB: Croma ASCAP 37 W. 57 St., NYC. 
WRITERS: A. Popp-P. Cour-Blackburn 
ARR: P. Mauriat . .. J , 

FLIP: Alone In The World (Seuls Au Monde) 

#2 

SIMON SAYS (2:19) 

1910 Fruit Company-Buddah 24 
1650 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Super K 200 W. 57 St., NYC 
PUB: Has Kat BMI 
200 W. 57 St. NYC. 

WRITER: E. Chiprut . 

FLIP: Reflections From The Looking Glass 


#3 

THE DOCK OF THE BAY (2:38) 

Otis Redding-Volt 157 
1841 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Steve Cropper c/o Volt 
PUB- East BMI 926 E. McLemore Ave., Memphis, 
Tenn. Time BMI 449 S. Beverly Dr., Bev. Hills, Calif, 
hedwal BMI 535 Cotton Ave., Macon, Georgia. 
WRITERS: Cropper-Redding FLIP: Sweet Lorene 


#4 

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (3:35) 

Dionne Warwick-Scepter 12203 
254 West 54 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Bacharach-David 
15 East 48 Street, NYC. 

PUB: Leo Feist ASCAP 
1350 Ave of the Americas, NYC. 
WRITERS: Andre Previn-Dory Previn 
ARR: Pat Williams 
FLIP: Say A Little Prayer 

#S 

JUST DROPPED IN (3:20) 

First Edition-Reprise 0655 
4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank, Calif. 

PROD: Mike Post c/o Reprise 

PUB: Acuff Rose BMI 

2510 Franklin Rd. Nashville, Tenn. 

WRITER: Micky Neubury ARR: Mike Post 
FLIP: Shadow In The Corner Of Your Mind 


#6 

VALLERI (2:16) Monkees-Colgems 1019 

155 East 24 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Monkees c/o Colgems 

PUB: Screen Gems/Columbia BMI 711 5th Ave. NYC. 

WRITERS: B-oyce-Hart ARR: Don McGinnis 

FLIP: Tapioca Tundra 


#7 

I WISH IT WOULD RAIN (2:51) 

The Temptations-Gordy 7068 
2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, Mich. 
PROD: Norman Whitfield c/o Gordy 
PUB: Jobette BMI (same address) 

WR ITERS: Wh itfield-Strong-Penzabene 
FLIP: I Truly, Truly Believe 


#8 

I THANK YOU (2:40) Sam & Dave-Stax 242 

1841 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Isaac Hayes & David Porter c/o Stax 
PUB: East BMI 926 E. McLemore Av., Memphis, Tenn. 
Pronto BMI 1841 Broadway, NYC. 

WRITERS: Isaac Hayes-David Porter 
FLIP: Wrap It Up 

#9 

(SWEET SWEET BABY) 

SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE (2:18) 

Aretha Franklin-Atlantic 2486 

1841 B-roadway, NYC. 

PROD: Jerry Wexler c/o Atlantic 

PUB: 14th Hour BMI 1721 Field, Det., Mich. 

Cotillion BMI 1841 Broadway, NYC. 

WRITERS: Aretha Franklin-Ted White 
FLIP: Ain’t No Way 

#10 

LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU (3:06) 

Del Fonics-Philly Groove 150 

c/o Bell Records, 1776 Bway, NYC. 

PROD: Stan (The Man) Watson-Thom Bell 
c/o Nickel Shoe 

PUB: Nickel Shoe BMI, 261 S. 52, Phila., Pa. 
WRITERS: W. Hart-T. Bell ARR: Thom Bell 
FLIP: Can’t Get Over Losing You 

#11 

TOO MUCH TALK 

Paul Revere & Raiders-Columbia 4444 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Mark Lindsay, 9125 Sunset Blvd., L.A., Cal. 
PUB: Boom BMI 

250 N. Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 

WRITER: Mark Lindsay ARR: Mark Lindsay 
FLIP: Happening ’68 



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#12 

THE END OF OUR ROAD (2:19) 

Gladys Knight & Pips-Soul 35042 

2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, Mich. 

PROD: N. Whitfield c/o Soul 
PUB: Jobete BMI (same address) 

WRITERS: Whitfield-Strong-Penzabene 
FLIP: Don’t Let Her Take Your Love From You 


#13 

KISS ME GOODBYE (3:53) 

Petula Clark-Warner Bros. 7170 

4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, Calif. 

PROD: Tony Hatch c/o Pye Records 
ATV House, Cumberland PI., London W. I., Eng. 
PUB: Donna ASCAP 1350 Ave. of the Americas, NYC. 
WRITERS: Reed-Mason ARR: Les Reed 
FLIP: I’ve Got Love Going For Me 

#14 

EVERYTHING THAT TOUCHES YOU (3:17) 
Association-Warner Bros. 7163 
4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, Calif. 

PROD: Bones Howe 

4447 Cromwell Ave.. L.A. Calif. 

PUB: Beechwood BMI 1750 N. Vine, L.A., Calif. 
WRITER: Terry Kirkman FLIP: We Love Us 

#15 

WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW (3:13) 

Four Seasons-Philips 40523 
35 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, III. 

PROD: Bob Crewe 1841 Bway, NYC. 

PUB 1 : Screen Gems/Columbia BMI 
711 5th Avenue, NYC. 

WRITERS: Goffin-King 

ARR: Bob Gaudio-Chas. Calello 

FLIP: Around & Around 


#16 

BOTTLE OF WINE (2:08) 

Fire Balls-Atco 6491 

1841 Bway, NYC. 

PROD: Norman Petty, Clovis, New Mexico 
PUB: Deep Fork ASCAP 15 E. 48 St., NYC. 
WRITER: Tom Paxton 
FLIP: Can't You See I’m Tryin’ 

#17 

WALK AWAY RENEE (2:42) 

FOUR TOPS-Motown 1119 

2648 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, Mich. 
PROD: Holland-Dozier c/o Motown 
PUB: Twin Tone BMI 200 W. 57 St. NYC. 
WRITERS: Brown-Calilli-Sansone 
FLIP: Your Love Is Wonderful 


#18 

THE BALLAD OF BONNIE & CLYDE (3:07) 
Georgie Fame-Epic 10283 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Mike Smith 

6 S. Hampton PI., London WC 2, Eng. 
PUB: Peer Int’l BMI, 1619 Bway, NYC. 
WRITERS: M. Murray-P. Callander 
FLIP: Beware Of The Dog 


#19 

DANCE TO THE MUSIC (2:38) 

Sly 8t The Family Stone-Epic 10256 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Sly Stone, 700 Urbano, San Francisco, Cal. 
PUB: Daly City BMI, 221 W. 57 St., NYC. 

WRITER: S. Steward 

FLIP: Let Me Hear It From You 


#20 

YOUNG GIRL (3:12) Union Gap-Columbia 44450 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Jerry Fuller c/o Columbia 
6121 Sunset Blvd., L.A., Calif. 

PUB: Viva BMI 1800 N. Argyle, H'wood, Calif. 
WRITER: Jerry Fuller ARR: Al Capps 
FLIP: I’m Losing You 


#21 

MIGHTY QUINN (2:51) 

Manfred Mann-Mercury 72770 

35 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, III. 

PUB: Dwarf ASCAP 640 5th Ave., NYC. 

WRITER: B. Dylan 

FLIP: By Request-Edwin Garvey 


#22 

WE’RE A WINNER (2:15) Impressions-ABC 11022 

1330 Ave of the Americas, NYC. 

PROD: Johnny Pate c/o ABC 
PUB: Camad Music, BMI 
79 W Monroe St. Chicago, III. 

WRITER: C. Mayfield 

ARR: Johnny Pate FLIP: It’s All Over 


#23 

IF YOU CAN WANT (2:26) 

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles-Tamla 54162 

2457 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan 
PROD: Robinson-Cleveland c/o Tamla 
PUB-. Jobete BMI (same address) 

WRITER: William Robinson 

FLIP: When The Words From Your Heart 

Get Caught Up In Your Throat 

#24 

SPOOKY (2:59) Classics IV-Imperial 66259 

6920 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. 

PROD: Buddy Buie c/o Bill Lowery 
P.O. Box 9687 N Atlanta, Georgia, 

PUB: Bill Lowery BMI (same address) 
WRITERS: Sharpe-Middlebrook 
ARR: Buie-Cobb FLIP: Poor People 


#25 

I WONDER WHAT SHE’S DOING TONIGHT (2:38) 
Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart-A&M 893 

1416 La Brea, Hollywood, Calif. 

PROD: Boyce & Hart c/o A&M 

PUB: Screen Gems Columbia BMI, 711 5th Ave, NYC. 

WRITERS: Boyce & Hart 

ARR: Artie Butler FLIP: Ambushers 


#26 

MEN ARE GETTIN' SCARCE (3:14) 

Joe Tex-Dial 4069 

1841 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Buddy Killen c/o Dial 
PUB: Tree BMI 

905 16th Ave. S., Nashville, Tenn. 
WRITER: Joe Tex 

FLIP: You’re Gonna Thank Me, Woman 


#27 

CAB DRIVER (2:45) Mills Bros.-Dot 17041 

1507 N. Vine, Hollywood, Calif. 

PROD: Chas. R. Grean 

120 E. Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale, N.Y. 

PUB: Black Hawk BMI 

1800 N. Argyle Ave, H’wood, Calif. 

WRITER: C Carson Parks 

ARR: Sy Oliver FLIP: Fortuosity 


#28 

CARPET MAN (2:48) 

5th Dimension-Soul City 762 

6920 Sunset Blvd., H’wood, Calif. 

PROD: Bones Howe 

4447 Cromwell Ave., L.A., Calif. 

PUB: Johnny Rivers BMI 

6920 Sunset Blvd., H’wood, Calif. 

WRITER: Jim Webb ARR: Jim Webb 

FLIP: Magic Garden 


#29 

GREEN TAMBOURINE (2:22) Lemon Pipers-Buddah 23 

1650 Bway, NYC. 

PROD: Paul Leka (c/o Buddah) 

PUB: Kama Sutra BMI (same address) 

WRITERS: P. Leka-S. Pinz 

ARR: Paul Leka FLIP: No Help From Me 


#30 

WORDS (3:13) Bee Gees Atco 6548 

1841 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Robert Stigwood 
Argyle St., London W.l. Eng. 

Bee Gees c/o Robert Stigwood 
PUB: Nemperor BMI 221 W. 57 St. NYC. 
WRITERS: B. Gibb-R. Gibb-M. Gibb 
ARR: Bill Shepherd FLIP: Sinking Ships 


#31 

BABY, NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU (2:36) 
Foundations-UNI 55038 

8255 Sunset Blvd. L.A. Calif. 

PROD: Tony Macaulay c/o Pye Records 
Cumberland Place, W1 England. 

PUB: January BMI-25 W. 56 St. NYC. 
Welbeck BMI-139 Piccadily 
London Wl, England 
WRITERS: J. Maeleod-T. Macaulay 
FLIP: Come On Back To Me 


#32 

NOBODY BUT ME (2:11) Human Beinz-Capitol 5990 

1750 N. Vine, H’wood, Cal. 

PROD: Alex Deazevedo c/o Capitol 
PUB: Wemar BMI, 1619 B’way, NYC 
WRITER: R. Ilsey FLIP: Sueno 


#33 

PLAYBOY (2:52) 

Gene & Debbe-TRX 5006 

c/o Hickory, 2510 Franklin Rd., Nashville, Tenn. 
PROD: Don Gant (c/o Hickory) 

PUB: Acuff Rose BMI (same address) 

WRITER: G. Thomas FLIP: I’ll Come Running 


#34 

GOIN' OUT OF MY HEAD/ 

CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU (2:55) 

Lettermen-Capitol 2054 

1750 N. Vine, Hollywood, Calif. 

PROD: Kelly Gordon c/o Capitol 
PUB: Saturday BMI-1841 Bway, NYC. 

& Seasons Four BMI-1501 Bway, NYC. 

(Can’t Take My Eyes Off You) 

Vogue BMI -2449 Wilshire Blvd 
Santa Monica, Calif. (Goin' Out Of My Head) 
WRITERS: Ted Randazzo & Bobby Weinstein 
(Goin’ Out Of My Head) 

Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio (Can't Take My 
Eyes Off You) 

ARR: Perry Botkin Jr. FLIP: I Believe 


#35 

CRY LIKE A BABY (2:35) Box Tops-Mala 593 

1776 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Dan Penn 2870 Baskin, Memphis, Tenn. 

PUB: Press BMI 905 16th Ave. S., Nashville, Tenn. 

WRITERS: Penn-Oldham 

FLIP: The Door You Closed To Me 

#36 

THERE IS (3:12) 

The Dells-Cadet 5574 

320 E. 21 St., Chicago, III. 

PROD: B Miller c/o Cadet 
PUB: Chevis BMI c/o Cadet 
WRITERS: R. Miner-B. Miller 
ARR: C. Stepney FLIP: 0-0 I Love You 


#37 

SOUND ASLEEP (2:30) Turtles-White Whale 264 

3961 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 

PROD: Turtles & Blimp c/o Koppelman & Rubin 
1650 Broadway, NYC. 

PUB: Blimp BMI & Ishmael BMI c/o White Whale 
WRITERS: Turtles ARR: Turtles & Blimp 
FLIP: Umbassa & The Dragon 


#38 

JUDY IN DISGUISE (2:47) 

John Fred & His Playboy Band-Paula 282 

728 Texas, Shreveport, La. 

PROD: John Fred, Abe Bernard 
236 Eugene St.. Baton Rouge, La. 

PUB: Su Ma BMI (same address as Paula) 

WRITERS: J. Fred-A. Bernard 

ARR: A. Bernard FLIP: When The Lights Go Out 


#39 

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (2:31) 

Lalo Schifrin-Dot 17059 1 

1507 N. Vine, Hollywood, Calif. i 

PROD: Tom Mack c/o Dot 

PUB: Bruin BMI 780 N. Gower, H’wood, Calif 

WRITER: Lalo Schifrin ARR: Lalo Schifrin 

FLIP: Jim On The Move 

#40 

SKIP A ROPE (2:38) 

Henson Cargill-Monument 1041 

530 W. Main St., Hendersonville, Tenn. 

PROD: Don Law, 2016 Terrace Pa, Nashville, Tenn. 
PUB: Tree BMI 905 16th Ave S., Nashville, Tenn. 
WRITERS: Jack Moran, Glenn D. Tubb 
FLIP: A Very Well Traveled Man 

#41 

GREEN LIGHT (2:15) American Breed-Acta 821 

6565 Sunset Blvd., H’wood, Calif. 

PROD: Bill Traut c/o Dunwich 
25 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, III. 

PUB: 4 Star BMI 9220 Sunset Blvd., L.A. Cal. 

WRITERS: A. Tucker-N. Mantz 

ARR: Eddie Higgins 

FLIP: Don’t It Make You Cry 

#42 

SCARBOROUGH FAIR (3:08) 

Simon & Garfunkel-Columbia 44465 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Bob Johnston c/o Columbia 
PUB: Charing Cross BMI 40 E. 54 St., NYC. 
WRITERS: Paul Simon-Art Garfunkel 
FLIP: April Come She Will 


HEY HEY BUNNIE (2:23) 

John Fred & The Playboys-Paula 294 

728 Texas, Shreveport, La. 

PROD: John Fred-Andrew Bernard c/o Paula 
PUB: Su-Ma BMI 728 Texas, Shreveport, La. 
Bengal BMI P.O. Bx 14773 Baton Rouge, La. 
WRITERS: J. Fred-A. Bernard 
ARR: A. Bernard FLIP: No Letter Today 

*44 

I CAN TAKE OR LEAVE YOUR LOVING (2:30) 
Herman’s Hermits-MGM 13885 

1350 Ave of the Americas, NYC. 

PROD: Mickie Most, 101 Dean St., London, Ene 

PUB: Miller Music ASCAP 

1350 Ave of the Americas, NYC. 

WRITER: R Jones FLIP: Marcel's 


#45 

I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME (2:40) 

Madeline Bell-Philips 1007 

110 West 57th St., NYC. 

PUB: Act 3 BMI, 35 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, III. 
WRITERS: K. Gamble-J. Ross-J. Williams 
FLIP: Picture Me Gone 

#46 

ITCHYCOO PARK (2:45)-Small Faces- Immediate 501 
51 West 52 St., NYC 
PROD: Steve Marriott. Ronnie Lane 
c/o Immediate Rec. Co. Ltd. 

63-69 New Oxford St., London Wl, Eng. 

PUB: Nice Songs BMI c/o Sterling Gilmore & Co. 
15300 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, Cal. 

WRITERS: Marriott, Lane-FLIP: I’m Only Dreaming 

#47 

SUDDENLY YOU LOVE ME (2:42) 

Tremeloes-Epic 10293 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Mike Smith 6 S. Hampton PI, 

London W.C. 2 England 

PUB: Ponderosa BMI 666 5th Ave., NYC. 

WRITERS: P. Callender-D. Pace-M. Panzeri-L. Pllat 
FLIP: Suddenly Winter 


#48 

SOUL SERENADE (2:15) 

Willie Mitchell-Hi 2140 

539 West 25 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Willie Mitchell 
306 Poplar, Memphis, Tenn. 

PUB: Kilynn BMI, 392 Central Park W., NYC. 
WRITERS: Ousley-Dixon 
FLIP: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 


#49 

MAYBE JUST TODAY (2:07) 

Bobby Vee-Liberty 56014 

6920 Sunset Blvd., H’wood, Calif. 

PROD: Dallas Smith c/o Imperial 
PUB: Screen Gems/Columbia BMI 
711 5th Ave., NYC. 

WRITER: Martha Sharp 

ARR: Rene Hall FLIP: You're A Big Girl Now 

#50 

COUNTRY GIRL-CITY MAN (2:24) 

Billy Vera & Judy Clay-Atlantic 2480 

1841 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Chip Taylor-Ted Daryll 
51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PUB: Blackwood BMI, 1650 B’way, NYC. 

WRITERS: Taylor-Daryll 

FLIP: So Good (To Be Together) 

#51 

TEN COMMANDMENTS OF LOVE (3:26) 

Peaches & Herb-Date 1592 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: David Kapralik-Ken Williams 
c/o Epic 51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PUB: Arc BMI 1619 Bway, NYC. 

WRITER: M. Paul ARR: B-ert Keyes 

FLIP: What A Lovely Way (To Say Goodnight) 


#52 

SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE (3:03) 

The Cream-Atco 6544 

1841 Bway, NYC. 

PROD: Felix Pappaldri c/o Atco 
PUB: Dratleaf BMI 130 W. 57 St., NYC. 
WRITERS: J. Bruce-P. Brown-E. Clapton 
FLIP: Swlabr 


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#53 

JENNIFER JUNIPER (2:40) Donovan-Epic 10300 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Mickie Most 155 Oxford St. London, Eng. 
PUB: Peer Int’l ASCAP 1619 Bway, NYC. 
WRITER: D. Leitch FLIP: Poor Cow 


#54* 

FOREVER CAME TODAY (2:59) 

Diana Ross & The Supremes-Motown 1122 

2457 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich. 
PROD: Holland-Dozier c/o Motown 
PUB: Jobette BMI (same address) 
WRITERS: Holland-Dozier-Holland 
FLIP: Times Changes Things 


#55 

SECURITY (2:27) 

Etta James-Cadet 5594 

320 East 21 Street, Chicago, III. 

PROD: Rick Hall & Staff c/o Cadet 
603 E. Avalon, Muscle Shoals, Ala. 

PUB: East BMI 

926 E. McLemore Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 
WRITER: Otis Redding ARR: Rick Hall 
FLIP: I’m Gonna Take What He’s Got 


#56 

IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (3:23) 

Mirettes-Revue 1004 

c/o UNI, 8255 Sunset Blvd., L.A., Calif. 

PROD: Jerry Goldstein, 369 Lex. Ave., NYC. 

PUB: East BMI, 926 E. McLemore Ave., Memphis, 
Tenn. 

Cotillion BMI, 1841 Broadway, NYC. 

WRITERS: S. Cropper-W. Pickett 
FLIP: To Love Somebody 


#57 

YOU’VE GOT TO BE LOVED 
Montanas-lndependence 83 

8560 Sunset Blvd., L.A., Calif. 

PROD: Tony Hatch c/o Pye Records 
ATV House, Cumberland PI., London W.I., Eng. 
PUB: Dutchess BMI, 322 W. 48 St., NYC. 
WRITERS: Hatch-Trent ARR: Tony Hatch 
FLIP: Difference Of Opinion 


#58* 

I GOT THE FEELIN’ (2:40) 

James Brown-King 6155 

1540 Brewster Ave., Cinn., Ohio 
PROD: James Brown 850 7th Ave., NYC. 

PUB: Toccoa BMI 1501 Bway, NYC. 

Lois B'MI c/o King 

WRITER: J. Brown FLIP: If I Rules The World 


#59 

THAT’S A LIE (2:39) Ray Charles-ABC 11045 

1330 Ave. of the Americas, NYC. 

PROD: Tangerine c/o ABC 

PUB: Tangerine BMI 

2107 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. Calif. 

WRITERS: R. Charles-J. Holiday 

FLIP: Go On Home 


#60 

TAPIOCA TUNDRA (3:03) Monkees-Colgems 1019 

155 East 24 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Monkees c/o Colgems 

PUB: Screen Gems/Columbia BMI 711 5th Ave., NYC. 

WRITER: Mike Nesmith FLIP: Valleri 


MONTEREY 

ERIC BURDON & ANIMALS MGM : 

Stamina Music, Inc. = 

Sea-Lark Ent, InO- j 

AIN’T THAT SO 

ERIC BURDON & ANIMALS MGM = 

Slamina Music, Inc § 
Sea-Lark Ent., Inc. = 
LOVEY DOVEY I 

OTIS 8. CARLA STAX : 

Progressive Music Pub. Co., Inc. | 

WITHOUT LOVE 

OSCAR TONEY, JR BELL | 

Progressive Music Pub. Co., Inc. i 
Suffolk Music, Inc. f 

STOP 

HOWARD TATE VERVE \ 

Rumbalero Music, Inc. ; 
Ragmar Music, Inc. j 

WHAT’S IT GONN4 BE 

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD PHILIPS 1 

Rumbalero Music, Inc. : 
Ragmar Music, Inc. : 

LOVEY DOVEY 

BUNNY SIGLER PARKWAY i 

Progressive Music Pub. Co., Inc. | 

YOU'RE NEVER GONNA GET MY LOVIN' 
ENCHANTED FOREST AMY = 

Pumbalero Music, Inc. } 
Kenny Lynch Music, Inc. j 

HERE COMES HEAVEN 

EDDY ARNOLD RCA \ 

Hill & Range Music, Inc. I 

THE IDOL 

THE FORTUNES U.A. : 

Noma Music, Inc. ! 

Fortitude Music. Inc. I 

HIS SMILE WAS A LIE 

THE FORTUNES U.A. ! 

Noma Music, Inc. \ 

Fortitude Music. Inc. I 

WATERLOO SUNSET 

THE KINKS REPRISE l 

Noma Music, Inc. = 

Hi-Count Music, Inc. | 

TWO SISTERS 

THE KINKS REPRISE ; 

Noma Music. Inc. i 

Hi-Count Music Inc. f 

THE ABERBACH GROUP 
241 West 72 Street, New York, N. Y. 


#61 

FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE (2:40) 

Jackie Wilson & Count Basie-Brunswick 55365 

445 Park Avenue, NYC. 

PROD: Nat Tarnopol-Teddy Reig c/o Brunswick 
PUB: Sunflower ASCAP, 1619 B’way, NYC. 
WRITERS: J. Butler-A. Brooks-R. Brooks 
ARR: Benny Carter FLIP: Up Tight 


#62 

RICE IS NICE (2:16) Lemon Pipers-Buddah 31 

1650 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Paul Leka c/o Kama Sutra 
PUB: Kama Sutra BMI 1650 Bway, NYC. 
WRITERS: P. Leka-S. Pinz 
ARR: P. Leka FLIP: Blueberry Blue 


#63 

LITTLE GREEN APPLES (2:36) 

Roger Miller-Smash 2148 

110 West 57 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Jerry Kennedy c/o Smash 
PUB: Russell-Cason ASCAP 
812 17th Ave., S. Nashville, Tenn. 
WRITER: B. Russell 
FLIP: Our Little Love 


#84 

SUMMER TIME BLUES (3:43) 

Blue Cheer-Philips 40516 

110 West 57 St., NYC. 

PROD: Abe Kesh 

PUB': American BMI 

9109 Sunset Blvd., H’wood, Calif. 

WRITERS: Cochran-Capehart 

ARR: Blue Cheer FLIP: Out Of Focus 


#65 

SOUL COAXING (2:35) 

Raymond Lefevre-Four Corners 147 

136 E. 57 Street, NYC. 

PUB: Southern ASCAP, 1619 B’way, NYC. 
WRITER: Michel Polnareff 
FLIP: If I Were A Carpenter 


#66 

LOVE IS BLUE (2:41) 

Al Martino-Capitol 2102 

1750 N. Vine, H’wood, Calif. 

PROD: Voyle Gilmore c/o Capitol 
PUB: Croma ASCAP 
37 W. 57, NYC. 

WRITERS: Blackburn-Pott 

French lyrics-Cour ARR: Pete King 

FLIP: I’m Carrying The World On My Shoulders 


#67* 

STAY AWAY (2:07) Elvis Presley-RCA 9465 

155 East 24 Street, NYC. 

PUB: Gladasya ASCAP 

132 S. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif. 

WRITERS: Tepper-Bennett FLIP: U.S. Male 


#68 

BACK ON MY FEET AGAIN (2:48) 
Foundations-UNI 555058 

8255 Sunset Blvd., L.A. Calif. 

PROD: Tony Macaulay c/o Pye Records 
London, England. 

PUB: January BMI 25 West 56 St., NYC. 
Welback BMI 139 Piccadilly, London Wl Eng. 
WRITERS: J. MacLeod-T. Macaulay 
FLIP: I Can Take Or Leave. Your Lovin’ 


#69 

AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS (2:19) 
Formations-MGM 13899 

1350 Ave. of the Americas, NYC. 

PROD: Leon Huff, 250 S. Broad St., Phila., Pa. 

PUB: Double Diamond BMI 

250 S. Broad Street, Phila., Pa. 

Mured BMI, 8008 Rodgers Rd., Elkins Park, Pa. 
Blockbuster B'MI, 919 N. Broad St., Phila., Pa. 
WRITERS: L. Huff-J. Akines ARR: Richard Rome 
FLIP: Magic Melody 


#70 

LOVE IS ALL AROUND (2:57) (Troggs-Smash 1607 

35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, III. 

PROD: Page One, London, England. 

PUB-: Dick James BMI 1780 Bway, NYC. 

W:t ITER: R. Presley FLIP: When Will The Rain Come 


#71 

IF THE WORLD WERE MINE (2:41) 

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell-Tamla 54161 

2457 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

PROD: Fuqua & Bristol c/o Tamla 
PUB': Jobete BMI (same address) 

WRITER: Marvin Gaye 

FLIP: If I Could Build My Whole World Around You 


#72* 

IN NEED OF A FRIEND (2:58) 

Cowsills-MGM 13909 

1350 Ave. of the Americas, NYC. 

PROD: Bill & Bob Cowsill c/o Stogel 
888 8th Ave., NYC. 

PUB: Akbestal BMI 888 8th Ave., NYC. 

Writers: Cowsill-Cowsill 

ARR: Herb Bernstein FLIP: Mr. Flynn 


#73 

TAKE TIME TO KNOW HER (2:55) 

Percy Sledge-Atlantic 2490 

1841 Bway, NYC. 

PROD: Quinn Ivy & Marlin Greene 
102 E. 2nd St., Sheffield, Ala. 

PUB: Al Gallico B'MI 101 W 55 St., NYC. 

WRITER: Steve Davis 

FLIP: It’s All Wrong But It’s Alright 


#74* 

SIT WITH THE GURU (2:57) 

Strawberry Alarm Clock-UNI 55055 

8255 Sunset Blvd., H'wood, Calif. 

PROD: Frank Slay & Bill Holmes c/o Claridge 
PUB: Alarm Clock ASCAP & Claridge ASCAP 
6363 Sunset Blvd., H'wood, Calif. 

WRITERS: M. Weitz-E. King-R. Freeman 
FLIP: Pretty Song From Psych-Out 


#88 

THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY (2:43) 
Hugo Montenegro-RCA 9423 

155 East 24 Street, NYC 
PROD: Neely Plumb c/o RCA 
PUB: Unart BMI c/o United Artists 
729 7th Ave., NYC. 

WRITER: Morricone ARR: H. Montenegro 
FLIP: March With Hope 


#75* 

FUNKY STREET (2:25) Arthur Conley-Atco 6563 

1841 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Tom Dowd c/o Afco 

PUB: Redwal BMI 535 Cotton Ave., Macon, Ga. 

Time BMI 449 S. Beverly Dr., Bev. Hills, Cal. 

WRITERS: Arthur Conley-Earl Simms 

FLIP: Put Our Love Together 


#89 

SWEET INSPIRATION (2:50) 

Sweet Inspirations-Atlantic 2476 

1841 Bway, NYC. 

PROD: Tom Dowd & Tommy Cogbill c/o Atlantic 
PUB: Press BMI 905 16 Ave., S., Nashville, Tenn. 
WRITERS: Wallace Pennington-Lindon Oldham 
FLIP: I’m Blue 


#76* 


#90 


I’LL SAY FOREVER MY LOVE (2:57) 
Jimmy Ruffin-Soul 35043 

2457 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich. 
PROD: Dean, Weatherspoon c/o Soul 
PUB: Jobette BMI (same address) 
WRITERS: Dean, Weatherspoon-Bowden 
FLIP: Everybody Needs Love 


#77 

JENNIFER ECCLES (2:52) Hollies-Epic 10298 
51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Ron Richards 101 Baker St., London, Eng. 
PUB: Maribus BMI 1780 Bway, NYC. 

WRITERS: T. Hicks-A. Clarke-G. Nash 
FLIP: Try It 


#78* 

U.S. MALE (2:40) 

Elvis Presley with Jordanaires-RCA 9465 

155 East 24 Street, NYC. 

PUB: Vector B'MI 823 Cammack Ct., Nashville, Tenn. 
WRITER: Hubbard FLIP: Stay Away 


#79 

QUESTION OF TEMPERATURE (2:36) 
Balloon Farm-Laurie 3405 

165 West 46 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Laurie (same address) 

Peter Shekeryk 1619 Bway, NYC. 

PUB: Hugo & Luigi BMI 1619 Bway, NYC. 
WRITERS: M. Appel-E. Schnug-D. Henny 
FLIP: Hurtin’ For Your Love 


#80* 

OUR CORNER OF THE NIGHT (2:24) 

Barbra Streisand-Columbia 44474 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Jack Gold c/o Columbia 
PUB: Arch ASCAP 25 W 56 St. NYC. 

WRITERS: G. Goehring-S. Rhodes 

ARR: Jimmy Wisner FLIP: He Could Show Me 


#81* 

DELILAH (3:20) Tom Jones-Parrot 40025 

539 West 25 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Peter Sullivan c/o Decca House, London, Eng. 
PUB: Donna BMI 101 West 55 Street, NYC. 
WRITERS: Les Reed-Barry Mason 
ARR: Les Reed FLIP: Smile 


#82* 

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (2:57) 

Hesitations-Kapp 899 

136 East 57 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Wiltshire, Banks, & Victor for GWP 
150 East 52 Street, NYC. 

PUB: Sam Fox ASCAP 1841 Bway, NYC. 

WRITERS: Darion-Leigh ARR: P. Wiltshire 
FLIP: Nobody Knows When Your Down & Out 

#83 

SOMETHING I’LL REMEMBER (2:17) 

Sandy Posey-MGM 13892 

1350 Ave. of the Americas, NYC. 

PROD: Joe South c/o Low-Sal 
PUB: Low-Sal BMI 

1224 Fernwood Circle N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 

WRITERS: B. Buie-J. B'. Cobb 
FLIP: Silly Girl, Silly Boy 

#84* 

UP ON THE ROOF (3:23) 

Cryan Shames-Columbia 44457 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Jim Golden & Bob Monaco c/o MG 
2131 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, III. 

PUB: Screen Gems/Columbia BMI 711 5th Ave., NYC. 
WRITERS: G. Goffin-C. King 
FLIP: The Sailing Ship 

#85 

IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE (2:40) 

Third Rail-Epic 10285 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Levine Resnick Cooper c/o Epic 

PUB: Melrose ASCAP 

150 Old Barrington Rd, Barrington, III. 

WRITERS: K. Cooper-J. Brooks 

ARR: Al Gorgoni FLIP: Overdose Of Love 

#86 

L. DAVIO SLOANE (2:09) 

Michele Lee-Columbia 44413 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Jack Gold c/o Columbia 

PUB: Meager BMI 315 W. 57 St., NYC. 

WRITERS: W. Meshel-A. Martin 
ARR: Bill Justis 

FLIP: Everybody Loves My Baby 


SON OF HICKORY HOLLER’S TRAMP (3:50) 

O. C. Smith- Columbia 44425 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Jerry Fuller c/o Columbia 
6121 Sunset Blvd., L.A. Calif. 

PUB: Blue Crest BMI 

P. O. B'ox 162, Madison, Tenn. 

WRITER: D. Frazier ARR: H. B. Barnum 
FLIP: The Best Man 


#91 


1750 N. Vine, Hollywood, Calif. 

PROD: Wayne Shuler c/o Capitol 
PUB: Screen Gems/Columbia BMI 
711 5th Ave., NYC. 

WRITERS: G. Goffin-C. King 

ARR: Geep Holland FLIP: Out In The Streets 


#92 

MAN IN YOU (2:58) 

Chuck Jackson-Motown 1118 

2457 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

PROD: Smokey & A. Cleveland c/o Motown 
PUB: Jobete BMI (same address) 

WRITER: W. Robinson 
FLIP: Girls Girls Girls 


#93 

NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN (3:06) 

Moody Blues-Deram 85023 

539 W 25 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Tony Clarke 

c/o Decca House, London, Eng. 

PUB: Essex ASCAP 10 Columbus Circle, NYC. 
WRITER: Justin Hayward FLIP: Cities 

#94* 

TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT (2:13) 

Human Beinz-Capitol 2119 
1715 N Vine, Hollywood, Calif. 

PROD: Lex de Azevedo c/o Capitol 

PUB': Lion BMI 2809 Erastus St., Houston, Tex. 

WRITER: Don Malone FLIP: It’s Fun To Be Clean 

#95 

FOOL OF FOOLS (2:43) 

Tony Bennett-Columbia 44443 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Howard A. Roberts c/o Columbia 

PUB: Knollwood ASCAP 15 E 48 St., NYC. 

WRITERS: M. Curtis-J. Meyer 

ARR: Torrie Zito 

FLIP: I Only Have Eyes For You 

#93 

CAN’T FIND THE TIME (3:25) 

Orpheus-MGM 13882 

1350 Ave. of the Americas, NYC. 

PROD: Alan Lorber c/o Interval 
PUB: Interval BMI 15 W. 72 St., NYC. 

WRITER: B'. Arnold ARR: Alan Lorber 
FLIP: Lesley’s World 


#97* 

COUNT THE DAYS (2:36) 

Inez & Charlie Foxx-Dynamo 112 

240 West 55th Street, NYC. 

PROD: Charlie Foxx c/o Dynamo 
PUB: Catalogue BMI & C&l BMI (same adress) 
WRITERS: Charlie Foxx-Jerry Williams- 
Brooks O’Dell-Yvonne Williams. 

ARR: Richard Rome-Jerry Williams 
FLIP: A Stranger I Don’t Know 

#98* 

TIN SOLDIER (3:16) Small Faces-Columbia 5003 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Steve Marriott & Ronne Lane c/o 
Imediate Records, 63 New Oxford St., London, Eng. 
PUB: Nice Songs BMI c/o Sterling & Gilmore 
15300 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, Calif. 

WRITERS: S. Marriott-Ronnie Lane 
FLIP: I Feel Much Better 


#99* 

MASTER JACK (2:50) 

Four Jacks & A Jill-RCA 9473 

155 East 24 Street, NYC. 

PUB: Milene ASCAP 

2510 Franklin Road. Nashville, Tenn. 

WRITER: Marks FLIP: I Looked Back 


# 100 * 

THE UNICORN (3:18) 

The Irish Rovers-Decca 32254 
445 Park Ave., NYC. 

PROD: Charles Bud Dant c/o Decca 
PUB: Hollis BMI 10 Columbus Circle, NYC. 
WRITER: Shel Silverstein 
FLIP: Black Velvet Band 


#87* 

I WILL ALWAYS THINK ABOUT YOU (2:22) 
New Colony Six-Mercury 72775 

35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, III. 
PROD: Sentar Records 
1448 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, III. 
PUB: New Colony BMI c/o Sentar 
WRITERS: R. Rice-L. Kummel 
FLIP: Hold Me With Your Eyes 


# 100 * 

CINDERELLA-ROCKEFELLA (2:29) 

Esther & Abi Ofarim-Philips 40526 

35 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, III. 

PUB: Irving BMI 

1416 N. La Brea, Hollywood, Calif. 

WRITER: Williams 

FLIP: Your Heart Is Free Just Like The Wind 


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BEATLES (Capitol 2138) ~ 

Lady Madonna (2:17) [Maclen, BMI — Lennon,. McCartney] 

Taking one step back, the Beatles ease their progressive pace with this 
knocking rhythm side that features Ringo Starr in a rare vocal showing 
with hard-rock and kazoo orking and lyrics that view working class hardship 
with a pinch of salt. Flip: '‘Inner Light” (2:36) [Maclen, BMI — Harrison] 
Lyrics from the transcendental meditation school and near-Eastern orches- 
trations on a very interesting coupler that could show sales as strong as 
the top-side. 


DIANA ROSS & SUPREMES (Motown 1122) 

Forever Came Today (2:59) [Jobete, BMI — Holland, Dozier, Holland] 

Stepping back into the electrified “Reflections” groove, the Supremes 
bring home another winner with this side from the Holland-Dozier-Holland 
collection. The stunning vocal sound of Diana Ross, superlative orchestral 
tension and a track with fine dance appeal and lyrical attraction make this 
side a breakout session for blues and pop spinners. [Flip: No info available.] 


NEIL DIAMOND (Bang 556) 

Red Red Wine (2:42) [Tallyrand, BMI — Diamond] 

Equally strong with up-beat and ballad material, Neil Diamond returns 
this time with a country-flavored serving of “Red Red Wine.” Softie featuring 
a melancholy tale by a figure drowning his sorrow. Dramatic vocal perform- 
ance in a neatly styled arrangement should put the side high in the pop 
running, and even stands a chance at some c&w play. Flip: "Red Rubber 
Ball” (2:19) [Eclectic, BMI — Simon, Woodley] First Cyrkle hit worked into 
the familiar Diamond beat style. 


LETTERMEN (Capitol 2132) 

Sherry Don’t Go (2:03) [Grey Fox, BMI — Janssen, Janssen, Keske] 

Lovely ballad track serves as a splendid follow up to the smash reception 
for the Lettermen’s last “Goin’ Out of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” 
The team moves through tempo changes from soft through calliope-waltz 
in a kaleidoscope of misty chanting that is apt to click with easy listening 
as well as teen programmers. Flip: “Never My Love” (3:15) [Tamerlane, BMI 
— Addrisi, Addrisi] 


NANCY SINATRA (Reprise 0670) 

100 Years (2:29) [Lee Hazlewood, ASCAP — Hazlewood] 

Weaving a murky orchestral tapestry behind the shining silk of Nancy 
Sinatra’s vocal, Lee Hazlewood produces a staggering side that highlights 
singer^orchestra-and-material in a unified whole that strikes with over- 
whelming force. Can expect immediate action with teen programmers and 
a lot of middle-of-the-road deejays who will enjoy the folk flavor and delivery. 
Flip: "See the Little Children” (3:17) [Same credits.] 


DEAN MARTIN (Reprise 0672) 

You’ve Still Got A Place In My Heart (2:50) [Acuff-Rose, BMI— Payne] 
Continuing strong with mellow vocals in the country manner, Dean 
Martin racks up another performance monster with this easy-going ambler. 
Pouring all his charm and warmth into this single, Dino delivers an im- 
pressive side bound to make solid showings in the pop and adult market- 
places. Flip: "Old Yellow Line” (2:18) [Kita, BMI— Henson, Bowen, Smith] 


LOUIS ARMSTRONG (Kapp 901) 

Life of the Party (2:40) [Sunbeam, BMI — Ebb, Kander] 

Easy swing session in the popular Armstrong style marks the latest bright 
offering for the hornman’s catalog. Lively pace, cute & humorous vocal 
and fine orchestral touches turn this highlight from the “Happy Time” 
score into a nifty change-of-pace pop side with plenty of easy listening 
and middle-of-the-road appeal. Sparkling track. Flip: “You Are Woman, I 
Am Man” (2:14) [Chappell, ASCAP— Merrill, Styne] 


CANDYMEN (ABC 11048) 

Ways (2:25) [Low Sal, BMI — Buie, Adkins] 

Terrific rhythmic pace on this power-packed side from the Candymen 
could prove their beggest yet. Two softer sides have set the team in sales 
motion, and this new teen tempter gives the team added strength to sock 
yet another outstanding performance up the best seller lists. Flip: “Senti- 
mental Lady” (2:23) [Low Sal, BMI — Buie, Cobb] Slow ballad flip that 
could attract over-side action. Coupler is a Bee Gees-ish ballad. 


PARLIAMENTS (Revilot 217) 

Look At What I Almost Missed (2:42) [LeBaron, BMI — Clinton, Lewis] 
Terrific pace of the newest outing from the Parliaments should set the 
team back on the winning road to pop action while maintaining solid blues 
area action. Lively mid-speed outing that is tailored for dancing from the 
“Testify” group. Should be well received. Flip: “What You’ve Been Growing" 
(2:28) [Same credits.] 


FREDDIE SCOTT (Shout 227) 

Just Like a Flower (2:21) [Web IV, Wassel, BMI — Scott, Trimachi] 

Most commercial Freddie Scott single in quite some time from the pop 
viewpoint. Solid blue arrangements pack an additional rock thythmic kick 
to step up the powerful performance from Scott. Excellent side with a 
dramatic impact and love lyric that should take the teen market by storm. 
Flip: "Spanish Harlem” (3:04) [Progressive, Trio, BMI — Lieber, Stoller, 
Spector] 


FRANKIE LAINE (ABC 11057) 

I Found You (2:32) [Melo-Art, ASCAP— Evans] 

Polished ballad offering from Franke Laine is given a young sound treat- 
ment for the best of teen and adult possibilities with this one. Lively han- 
dling with strong yet tender vocals make the track a middle-of-the-road shot 
with market prospects on all pop fronts. Chalk up a winner to keep the 
Laine string going strong. Flip: “I Don’t Wanna Set the World on Fire” 
(3:16) [Cherio, BMI — Seiler, Marcus, Benjamin, Durham] 


NANCY WILSON (Capitol 2136) 

Face It Girl, It’s Over (3:09) [Richard Irwin, ASCAP — Stanton, Badale] 
Always an exciting artist, Nancy Wilson’s latest single blends an impres- 
sive song with her own perfectionist touch to serve up a torch-ballad that 
has charm and soul. Dramatic spotlight side that could climb in sales with 
exposure in the middle-of-the-road and easy listening circuits along with 
possible pop play. False fade could cut the playtime a bit with negligible 
loss of impact. Flip: “The End of Our Love” (2:21) [Roosevelt, BMI — 
Singleton, Wilson] More kick to this blues track. 


WHO (Decca 32288) 

Call Me Lightning (2:21) [Fabulous, ASCAP — Townshend] 

Coming off their biggest hit to date (singleswise), the Who bounce back 
with an imaginative blend of rock-blues and rag presented with more than 
the usual vim for a towering teen following. Terrific impact of the song and 
the potent group performance should have the side sailing in the footsteps 
of “I Can See for Miles.” Flip: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” (2:24) [New Action, 
ASCAP — Entwhistle] Psychedelified throbber on the lid that could attract 
added attention. 


MIRIAM MAKEBA (Reprise 0671) 

What Is Love (2:43) [Ragmar, BMI — Ragovoy] 

Softly set, finely woven folk-styled ballad marks Miriam Makeba’s return 
to tngiish after two Afro hits. Delicate melody line picks up strength 
from a wonderful vocal solidity that will steal many a show on adult circuits 
as well as teen spots. Expect this track taken from her new LP to witness a 
soha sales showing. Flip: “Ha Po Zamani” (2:55) [Xina, ASCAP— Masuka] 
More familiar rhythmic outing in the vein of her last two. 


JACK JONES (Kapp 900) 

Sach?/ PSieS ’ the Jugglers & the Cl0wns (2:27) [Sealark, BMI— Mandel 

Lighi jazz combo backdrop provides a pretty setting for this down-keyec 
bah ad serving ’rom Jack Jones catalog. The chanter’s vocal power is 
matched as the song builds by a big band support that moves things intc 
a merrier pitch and kicks an added appeal into the side. Should prove a 
programming favorite with easy listening spinners and juke box operators. 
Fhp: Brother, Where Are You?" (2:27) [Jazz Standard, BMI— Brown, Jr.] 
Added sales appeal for the outing on the coupling number from the Oscar 
Brown, Jr. songbook and worked softly into a smooth middle-of-the-road 
tracK. 


BILLY JOE ROYAL (Columbia 44468) 

Don’t You Be Ashamed (To Call My Name) (3:06) [Lowery, BMI— South] 
Back in the big picture with “Hush,” Billy Joe Royal follows up with ; 
Detroit-blues styled outing that should have him sailing back up th< 
charts in no time. Terrific rhythm and orking power put just the right pus! 
behind a blue-eyed soul vocal that hits hard enough to score big Block 
busting side here. Flip: Don’t You Think It’s Time” (2:24) [Lowery BMI— 
Weller] 


BOBBY GOLDSBORO (United Artists 50283) 

Honey (3:58) [Russel l-Cason, BMI — Russell] 

Melancholy tone blends well with the smooth melodic line on this ballad 
of a lover’s remembrances. Attractive material and an outstanding perform- 
ance by Bobby Goldsboro that builds with the disclosure that the narrator’s 
wife is dead give dramatic power which should break on adult as well as pop 
fronts. Excellent track. Flip: “Danny” (2:26) [Unart, BMI — Goldsboro] 


EVIE SANDS (Cameo 2002) 

Billy Sunshine (3:06) [Blackwood, BMI — Gorgoni, Taylor] 

Striking rhythm outing that packs a powerful punch on this side brings 
the “Loco-Motion” girl back with a solid tune that could cariyr her high into 
the pop ratings. Terrific dance appeal of the side and a fine vocal effort 
make for breakout action on this deck. Expect monster response. Flip: “It 
Makes Me Laugh” (3:10) [Same credits.] 


INTRUDERS (Gamble 214) 

Cowboys to Girls (2:37) [Razor Sharp, BMI — Gamble, Huff] 

“Oldie” sound in this blues offering could spark an instant response that 
will grow with exposure. Slow to middling tempo should make the side a 
delight for dance minded teens, and the performance is likely to prompt 
plenty of r&b play with many pop stations getting with the side too. Fine 
outing with hit potential. Flip: “Turn the Hands of Time” (2:35) [Same 
credits.] 


CLARENCE “FROGMAN” HENRY (Dial 4072) 

That’s When I Guessed (2:28) [Tree, BMI — Labunsky] 

Cute lyrical charm of this side makes it an unusual track that will gain 
immediate r&b reception and a possible pop showing for Clarence "Frog- 
man” Henry. Deadpan humor in the delivery and a “Fats” Domino orchestra- 
tion serve up a breakup session that will be a likely spotlight side for a 
perky change-of-pace. Flip: “Shake Your Money Maker” (2:20) [Tree, BMI 
— Marchan] 


ALAN PRICE (Parrot 3019) 

Not Bom to Follow (2:58) [Screen Gems-Columbia, BMI — Goffin, King] 
Rebel’s tale is set to a melody much along the lines of a Leonard Cohen 
rambler on this new side from Alan Price. A solid star on the British hit lists, 
this deck could set him on the winner’s path in the States. Fine organ and 
vocal work from the artist should attract plenty of teen attention. Flip: “To 
Romona” (3:05) [Leo Feist, ASCAP — Dylan] 


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Hip Pocket Records 

wouldn’t be so hot if the 
artists on them weren’t 

so hot. 




Each of the two numbers we put on a 
Hip Pocket Record has made it big. 

Sold maybe a million copies or more. 

That leaves just forty-nine million 
kids to buy these hits on HP’s. 

The numbers are still getting a big 
play on the air. 

Kids are still screaming for them. 

But, for the most 
part, just can’t find 
them on 45’s any 
more. 

That’s where 
Philco Hip Pocket 
Records come in. 

And at only 692* 

(for two big hits) they 
may make selling the 
second million 
copies easier 
than selling the. 
first million. 

'Manufacturer's, 

Suggested 
List Price. 


Tommy James (Roulette). Rated #1 male 
artist by Billboard. 

Hip Pocket Records have him and 
..The Shondells with these hits: 
"Mirage.” “I Think We’re 
i Alone Now!’ "Hanky Panky.” 
And "Getting Together.” 
Add the best sellers of The 
Buckinghams (U.S.A.). The 
Young Rascals (Atlantic). 
And Wilson Pickett 
(Atlantic). And 
you’re beginning 
to see why Hip 
Pocket Records 
can put a lot 
of new 
profits in 
your 
pockets. 


Neil Diamond (Bang). Rated #1 male art- 
ist by Cashbox. 

He’s on HP's with "Cherry, Cherry.” 
"Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon.” "You 
Got to Me.” And "Solitary Man.” 

We’ll drop a few more names. Sonny 
and Cher (Atco). Otis Redding (Stax). 
Keith (Mercury). Jay and The Techniques 
(Smash). Lesley Gore (Mercury). Spanky 
and Our Gang (Mercury). Van Morrison 
(Bang). 


The Doors 
(Elektra). Rated 
#2 new singles 
artist by Billboard. 

HP’s have them too. 
With ‘‘Light My Fire” and 
"Break on Through.” 

Also in on the big start- 
ing push for HP’s: The Hap- 
penings (B. T. Puppy). 
Mitch Ryder and The De- 
troit Wheels (Dyno Voice). 
The Five Americans (Ab- 
nak). Arthur Conley (Atco). 


Aretha Franklin 
(Atlantic). 

Rated #1 
female artist by 
Billboard. 

She’sgetting 
Hip Pocket 
Records off to a 
flying start with 
these big ones! % 

"Respect.” And 
"Soul Serenade.” 

Just try to name 
another label with | 
that stable of talent 
and top sellers. 1 
As we said, Hip £ 

Pocket Records wouldn’t be so hot if the 
artists on them weren’t so hot. 


FAMOUS FOR QUALITY THE WORLD OVER 
PHILCO FORD CORP . PHILA. PA 19134 


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HOBBITS (Decca 32270) . 

Pretty Young Thing (2:45) [Popdraw, ASCAP — Curtiss] 

Strong second coming from the Hobbits who made a name for themselves 
with a best seller LP and noise-making single. Newest sampling has a trace 
of American Breed style in the backing and a good vocal showing that puts 
this side high in the running for breakout honors. Could hit with teen 
listeners and dance fans. Flip: “Strawberry Children” (3:20) [Same credits.] 
Unusual instrumental touches and a fine production could have many 
spinners flipping the deck over for extra plays. 


GABOR SZABO & CALIFORNIA DREAMERS (Impulse 268) 

Saigon Bride (3:02) [Robbins, ASCAP — Baez, Duscheck] 

Popular jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo and the California Dreamers join 
forces on a lilting ballad co-authored by Joan Baez. Simple melodic appeal 
and a lovely performance understating the bitterness of the song makes 
the side a mild protest that should find wide interest in both pop and easy 
listening outlets. Flip: “Twelve-Thirty” (2:57) [Wingate, Honest John, ASCAP 
— Phillips] Recent Mamas & Papas hit also taken from Szabo’s new LP. 

DAVID McWILLIAMS (Kapp 896) BARRY GORDON (Dunhill 4126) 

The Days of Pearly Spencer (2:27-2:30) [Prancer, BMI — McWilliams] 
Currently a European hit, this beautifully written tragedy is strikingly 
handled in two similar sessions. The original David McWilliams version has 
the more appealing vocal, but a livelier teen-slanted production on Barry 
Gordon’s rendering could make a great difference in American market 
showings. Figure on both sides to catch a lot of exposure with McWilliams 
scoring on bluesier spots and Gordon clicking among younger teens. 


JIVE FIVE (Musicor 1305) 

Sugar (Don’t Take Away My Candy) (2:00) [We Three, BMI — Adams] 

Old-fashioned pop blues sounds continue strong on the charts with the 
Delfonics, etc. feeding the sales flames, and this new track from the Jive 
Five should start a new blazer in the trend. Solid group vocal showing and 
tasty material will be bouncing into the blues and pop picture. Flip: “Blues 
In the Ghetto” (2:30) [Catalogue, A La King, BMI — Wylie, Hester] 


TAJ MAHAL (Columbia 44476) 

Everybody’s Got to Change Sometime (2:48) [John Eastes, BMI — Estes] 
Near-shouting blues in the old-school style bring Taj Mahal back with his 
second single release. Clicking on the underground album scene, the chanter 
should see a sizeable turnout for this showing on the r&b scene with pop 
fans tuning in as well. Fine orchestral accompaniment with some grand 
guitar riffs make the track worth listening too. Flip: “Statesboro Blues” 
(2:59) [Blackwood, BMI — Am Mahal] 


Newcomer Picks 


ORPHANS (Epic 10288) 

There’s No Flowers in My Garden (3:17) [Screen Gems-Columbia, BMI — 
Linzer, Randell] 

Soft rock opening moves into a blossoming vocal shower that grows in 
volume and intricacy as the side grooves into a San Francisco accolade. 
Vocal work from the group is so alluring that it almost overshadows the 
beat appeal which should send this side into the winner’s circle with teen 
fans. Terrific offering that could establish this new group. Flip: “One Spoken 
Word” (3:02) [Al Gallico, BMI — Lilljequist] 



LINZER & RANDELL (Columbia 44454) 

Sugar Man (2:35) [Screen Gems, Columbia, BMI — Linzer Randell] 

Buoyant outing from tunesmiths Linzer & Randell marks their strongest 
entry as artists in the pop field. Hard driving instrumental workouts and 
3 solid vocal performance key this bright beat side and should have the 
deck shooting for breakout action. Stunning side with big teen sound that 
will grab immediate response. Flip: “I Wanna Be Your Puppy Dog” (2:25) 
[Same credits.] 


CHUCK EDWARDS (Punch 11001) 

Downtown Soulville (2:25) [Ride On, BMI — Edwards] 

Big belting blues beat a-la “Let It All Hang Out” makes this r&b offering 
a solid session that could capture breakout action from both soul and pop 
fans. Very fine orchestral thrust and a hearty vocal workout from Chuck 
towards put it all together on a deck that should catch fire with dancers 
and listeners alike. Flip: “I Need You” (2:20) [Same credits.] Punch 
Records (subsid of Ren e), 2033 Dorchester, Troy, Mich. 

JIMMY CLIFF (Veep 1276) 

That’s the Way Life Goes (2:07) [Essex, ASCAP-Chambers] 

• ^ackmg or § an ar) d percussion backing makes this power-packed effort a 
nscK that should attract a sizeable teen showing for pop breakout action. 
: remendous dance side that is likely to find a big reception with disco fans 
and programmers on top forty format outlets. Could break wide open. Flip: 
“Thank You” (2:25) [Same credits.] 


FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH (Colgems 1020) 

Living Too Fast (2:15) [Screen Gems, Columbia, BMI — Miller, Raleigh] 

. Refreshing teen rock outing that includes a lively vocal with power-packed 
ns:/i: mental whallop for a punch that should have the side breaking big in 
tne . P°P market. Dance action, teen-oriented lyric and a potent group sound 
tTrake this a possible monster. Flip: “(Angie, Love Me) Make the Hurt Go 
Away (2:18) [Same pub, BMI — Hilderbrand, Keller] 

CARROL QUILLEN (Pacemaker 751) 

She Wasn’t Born Yesterday (2:20) [Press, BMI — Quillen] 

Lilting teen rocker with all the attractiveness of rhythm and youth-lyrics 
to set sales into rapid motion. Should nab a lot of pop-rock exposure via the 
easy gorng vocai and fine dance-beat magnetism of the material. (Male 
vocalist by the way. Flip: “From Where I Stand” (2:31) [Press, BMI— Penn, 
Oldam] Funkier backer with a folk feel. 


( Newcomer Picks ) 

GOOD EARTH (Dynovoice 907) 

How Deep Is the Ocean (2:46) [Irving Berlin, ASCAP — Berlin] 

Pleasantly up-dated rendering of the Irving Berlin pop classic. Outstand- 
ing vocal lead and group backup with an easy-rhythmic beat orking retain 
the adult appeal of this tune and add a terrific impact for teen fans. Expect 
the side to prove a winner on radio action and sales fronts. Flip: “Louise” 
(2:28) [Saturday, BMI — Crewe, Knight] 


YOUNG HEARTS (Minit 32039) 

Oh, I’ll Never Be the Same (2:55) [Lenoir, Wally Roker, BMI — Sanders, Poree, 
Scarborough] 

Falsetto lead and a blues beat along the lines of a series of current pop- 
r&b clickers should open a lot of doors to this solid outing that is likely to 
bring the Young Hearts into the sales spotlight. Easy groove rhythm and a 
fine team showing on the choice material should spark immediate action 
across the blues and pop scenes. Flip: “Get Yourself Together” (2:25) [Same 
pubs, BMI — Lenoir] 


SKY (Ascot 2237) 

The Weather Forecast (2:20) [Unart, BMI — Michaels, Gormann] 

Enticing openers with fuzz bass and vocal effects should catch a lot of 
ear attention for this appetizing teen side. Arrangements make rhythm 
secondary to the team’s performance, but it is strong enough to make the 
side a clicker with dance minded deck buyers. Likely to see breakout 
activity. Flip: “Air-O-Plane Ride” (2:00) [Same credits.] 

( Best Bets 


PAUL EVANS (Columbia 44472) 
One Red Rose (2:28) [Port, Natson, 
ASCAP-Evans, Parnes] Delightful 
light ballad fare with appeal for the 
pop and middle-of-the-road markets. 
“Rose & a Baby Ruth” type lyric and 
vocal twist might even catch quite a 
few country fans. For the time back 
“Seven Little Girls Sittin’ in the Back 
Seat” artist. Flip: “Bound to Silence” 
(2:35) [Same pubs, ASCAP-Evans] 


JOHNNY FARNHAM (Capitol 2128) 
Sadie (the Cleaning Lady) (2:52) 
[Champion, BMI-Gilmore, Madura, 
White] Cute feel of a Herman’s Her- 
mits outing pervades this delightful 
sounding tale of Sadie’s sad lot. High 
vocal and instrumental verve might 
spark a sales explosion. Flip: “In My 
Room” (2:17) [Beechwood, BMI-Farn- 
ham] 


WAYNE THOMAS (ABC 11058) 

I’ll Be Yours (Nel Sol) (3:30) [Ard- 
more/ Beechwood, BMI-Massara, Pal- 
lavinci, Borza] Off-beat ballad from 
the Italian hit parade serves Wayne 
Thomas as a vehicle for widespread 
easy listening acceptance. Flip: “What 
Shall I Do” (2:53) [Toby, ASCAP- 
Killalee] 


BEVERLY ANN (RCA Victor 9468) 
You’ve Got Your Mind On Other 
Things (2:26) [Sunbury, ASCAP-Mil- 
ler, Porter] Tremendous vocal power 
from the Clairol commercial cutie 
make this side one that stands a very 
fine chance of scoring with teen listen- 
ers. Prospective skyrocket. Flip: “Until 
You” (2:45) [Music, Music, Music, 
ASCAP-Tarner, Franklin] 


EMOTIONS (Twin Stacks 126) 
Somebody New (2:36) [Ladybird, 
Vicmil, BMI-Hutchinson] strong blues 
side with that old-fashioned sound 
proving so popular today. Fine femme 
lead and an intriguing piece of ma- 
terial on the side could make it hap- 
pen big with a sizeable pop spill-over. 
Flip: “Brushfire” (2:18) [Perv’s, BMI- 
Staples, Knight, Lucas] Twin Stacks 
is distributed through Bell Records. 


JEAN CARTER & CENTERPIECES 

(Star 393) 

No Good Jim (2:43) [SMF, ASCAP- 
Kessler, Miron] Unique electronic ef- 
fects spice up a very fine r&b side that 
should see plenty of action on pop 


stations as well. Outstanding side. 
Flip: “And None” (2:40) [SFM, AS- 
CAP-Miron] Star Records, 520 5th 
Ave., NYC. 


MUSIC ASYLUM (Ascot 2238) 

I Need Someone (2:32) [Unart, BMI- 
Leka, Pinz] Attractive vocal blends on 
this soft side should excite a good re- 
action for the Music Asylum. Team 
has a choice song with interesting im- 
agery to boost it on its way. Flip: 
“Yesterday’s Children” (2:05) [Unart, 
BMI-Nathanson, Nathanson] 


RICK NELSON (Decca 32284) 

Don’t Blame It on Your Wife (2:44) 
[Chardon. BMI-Boylan] Country 
bounce on this pleasantly moving side 
should click with teen fans, and the 
wild lyrical kick is likely to gain a 
grin-break slot on many pop playlists. 
Flip: “Promenade in Green” (2:14) 
[Chardon, BMI-Nelson, Boylan] 


CHAIN REACTION (Dial 4070) 
Definitely Dixie (2:10) [Falls City, 
Equinox, BMI-Barlow] Hitting beat 
side that carries a dance whollop that 
could spark breakouts in teen market 
locations. Fine side for a snappy pick- 
up. Flip: “I’ve Got a Lot of Love Left 
in Me” (2:06) [Tree, BMI-Hurley, 
Wilkins] 


SIMMS TWINS (Parkway 6002) 

Baby It’s Real (2:59) [Kags, BMI- 
Alexander] Hunk of funk on this slow 
and bluesy track. Fine duo perfor- 
mance that may see activity on r&b 
sales lists. Good material out of the 
old-blues school. Flip: “Together” 

(2:39) [Hidle, BMI-Hollins, Buchanan] 


CHARLIE BYRD (Columbia 44473) 
Love Is Blue (1:52) [Croma, ASCAP- 
Cour, Popp] Famed jazz guitarist 
Charlie Blue lends his Brazilian styl- 
ing touches to the #1 pop song. Fine 
fare for late night, middle-of-the-road 
or change-of-pace spinning. Flip: “The 
Look of Love” (2:55) [Colgems, 
ASCAP-Bacharach, David] 


MIKE CLIFFORD (Sidewalk 939) 
Mary Jane (2:00) [Mirby, Dijon, BMI- 
Johns, Hemric] Bouncy title song from 
the recent teen film could bring in 
sizeable exposure from pop stations. 
Good dance flavor might stir up a 
bright youth-market response. Flip: 
“Gas Hassle” (2:14) [Same pubs, BMI- 
Czar] Instrumental offering from the 
Sidewalk Sounds. 


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Cash Box — March 16, 1968 



Vol. 1 — No. 3 


A Columbia Hock Machine Publication 


March 16, 1968 Columbia, New York 




ReHabl^sources state that Columbia Records’ three newest groups have pushed music beyond the edge of 
todaj. They are so new and different that the unbelievable fact is that they re here today, instead o si 
months from now. It amounts to a revolution in music. 


Blood, Sweat & Tears Kooper & Katz 
Mold New Sound 

Blood, Sweat and Tears was or- 
ganized only five months ago. In 
just that short time, it has become 
recognized as a leader of a new di- 
mension in popular music. Obvious- 

Continued On Vane 2 


Electric Flag Flies High 
The Electric Flag, An American 
Music Band, made its historic debut 
at Monterey last year. Yet even 
after months of performance — and 
acclaim — they are still considered 
to be in the vanguard of pop music. 

Continued On Page a 


USA Discovers America 

The United States of America put 
itself on the map as one of the most 
important new rock groups of the 
new wave, with the release of its 
first Columbia album. 

It’s "electronic rock with more 

Continued On Back Page 


TOMORROW'S MUSIC 
EXPECTED TO 

PRODUCE UNPRECEDENTED 
EFFECT ON SALES 

The Rock Explosion is a genuine 
boom. New music is new business — 
bigger business. It’s reflected in the 
proliferation of new artists such 
as the three new Columbia groups, 

Continued On Page 2 





America, The USA will get 


USA DISCOVERS AMERICA 

Strong Lyrics, Strong Electronic Sound 

f'ontiNMfW From Front Fopt 

than just a sound. It’s a statement about the way things are — poetic, 
thoughtful and strong. They’re very socially oriented. And by all indi- 
cations The United States of America will quickly establish itself as 
a leading spokesman for a very socially oriented young America. 

When asked why the album and jacket were inside a plain paper 
wrapper, one Columbia employee was heard to say, "It fits. That’s all." 


strongly to the writing and compos- 
ing for the group. 


The band’s roots go back to UCLA, 
where graduate students Joseph 
Byrd and Dorothy Moskowitz were 
putting most of their energies into 
a Music Workshop that delighted 
audiences and offended the Universi- 
ty Administration, with things like 
Rachmaninoff Recitals with naked 
girls on bicycles. 


Perhaps the best explanation lies 
in some of the numbers, which bear 
titles like “The American Way Of 
Love.” 

Familiar Sounds, Yet Entirely New 
The USA’s sound is an entirely 
new one. They’re avant-garde elec- 
tronic with strong California in- 
fluences. Yet there are familiar 
strains of exotic, classical and 
popular sounds curiously woven 
through the fabric. 

The USA is in the very unique 
position of being able to draw upon 
unlimited musical and electronic re- 
sources in live performances as well 
as in the recording studio. 


USA Album Comes In Plain 
Brown Wrapper Because It Fits. 

EXPERIENCE AND 
TALENT MARK USA 
A NEW 

GROUP TO WATCH 

The USA are all young musicians 
with a wealth of professional ex- 
perience you don’t often find at 
their ages. And they all contribute 


Meet Future Members Of Group 

The Workshop was where they 
met the other three musicians who 
eventually were to form the USA 
— drummer Craig Woodson, violin- 
ist Gordon Marron, and bassist Rand 
Forbes. Woodson, who grew up in 
Los Angeles, had studied percussion 
at Santa Monica Junior College and 
transferred to UCLA. He was also 
taking private lessons in a variety of 
exotic instruments and also playing 
with rock, jazz and dance bands, 
the Santa Monica Civic Opera and 
motion pictures. 

Gordon Marron plays an electron- 
ically adapted violin, also composes, 
sings and arranges. He also grew 
up in California and started his 
professional career at a very early 
age. Marron is especially fond of 
using his violin in conjunction with 
a variety of electronic controls that 
do some strange and wonderful 
things to sound. 

The Leader and the Lead Singer 

Rand Forbes, the bassist and the 
youngest member of the group, is 
another California native. He started 
on a conventional bass and moved 
to electric bass when he joined the 
USA. 

As a sidenote, he also writes 


Gordon Marron, Dorothy Moskowitz 

chamber pieces for the UCLA or- 
chestra. 

But perhaps the two most widely 
experienced members of the USA 
are Joseph Byrd, the leader and 
principal arranger and composer, 
and Dorothy Moskowitz, the lead 
singer. 

Byrd, a University of Arizona 
graduate, studied at UCLA graduate 
school before going to New York. 
During his years there he worked as 
conductor, arranger, teacher, rec- 
ord producer and assistant to critic- 
composer Virgil Thomson. He also 
built a reputation as one of Amer- 
ica’s leading young experimentalists. 

It was in New York that he met 
Dorothy Moskowitz. 

Miss Moskowitz, a New York born 
Barnard graduate, began playing 
and writing music at a very early 
age. She started a working career 
as an arranger and assistant pro- 
ducer with a record company. 

Eventually, she left to attend 
UCLA graduate school, where the 
entire group finally came together. 

As you can see the USA’s back- 
ground is a strong one. They're 
talented and multifaceted, a basic 
requirement for success. 




CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE 
COMPOSERS AND PUBLISHERS WHOSE 
PERFORMING RIGHTS WE LICENSE AND 
WHOSE MUSIC WAS Al INTEGRAL PART 
OF 32 OF THIS YEAR’S 48 COVETED 


©NARAS 


• Record of the Year 
Song of the Year 

Best Performance by a Vocal Group 
Best Contemporary Single 
Best Contemporary Group 
Performance 

Best Performance by a Chorus 

UP, UP AND AWAY 

Recorded by the Fifth Dimension and 
by the Johnny Mann Singers 
Composer: Jim Webb 
Publisher: Johnny Rivers Music 

• Album of the Year 

Best Contemporary Album 
Best Album Cover— Graphic Arts 
Best Engineered Recording 


• Best Rhythm and Blues Recording 
Best Rhythm and Blues Female Solo 
Vocal Performance 

RESPECT 

Recorded by Aretha Franklin 
Composer: Otis Redding 
Publishers: East Publications 

Time Music Company 
Redwal Music Company 

• Best Rhythm and Blues Male Solo 
Vocal Performance 

DEAD END STREET 

Recorded by Lou Rawls 
Composers: Ben Raleigh 
David Axelrod 

Publisher: Beeehwood Music Corp. 


• Best Gospel Performance 

MORE GRAND OLD GOSPEL 

An album recorded by Porter Wagoner 
and the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and 
containing these BMI-licensed works: 
RANK STRANGERS 
TELL YOUR CHILDREN 
Composer: Ann Bybee 
Publisher: Warden Music Co., Inc. 
YOU’RE NOT HOME YET 
Composer: Hank Cochran 
Publisher: Pamper Music, Inc. 
THERE’D BE NO NEED FOR 
A HEAVEN 

Composer: Lorene Mann 
Publisher: Novachaminjo Music, Inc. 
BEAUTIFUL WINGS 
Composer: Mel Tillis 
Publisher: Cedarwood Music 


SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS 
CLUB BAND 

Composers: John Lennon 

Paul McCartney 
George Harrison 
Publisher: Maclen Music Inc. 

• Best Instrumental Theme 
Best Original Score Written for a 
Motion Picture or a Television Show 


• Best Rhythm and Blues Group 
Performance 
SOUL MAN 

Recorded by Sam and Dave 
Composers: David Porter 
Isaac Hayes 

Publishers: East Publications 
Pronto Music, Inc. 


Publishing Co., Inc. 

GOD WALKS THESE HILLS WITH ME 

Composers: Vic McAlpin 

Marvin Hughes 

Publisher: Valley Publishers, Inc. 

THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER 

Composer: Odell McLeod 

Publisher: Acuff-Rose Publications, Inc. 

• Best Instrumental Jazz Performance 


MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 

Composer: Lalo Schifrin 
Publisher: Bruin Music Company 

• Best Score from an Original Cast 
Show Album 


• Best Album Notes 
SUBURBAN ATTITUDES IN 
COUNTY VERSE 

Written and recorded by 
John D. Loudermilk 


Small Group 

MERCY, MERCY, MERCY 

Recorded by the Cannonball 
Adderley Quintet 
Composer: Joe Zawinul 
Publisher: Zawinul Music 



CABARET 

Composers: Fred Ebb 

John Kander 

Publisher: Sunbeam Music Corp. 

• Album of the Year— Classical 
Best Opera Recording 
WOZZECK 

Recorded by Pierre Boulez conducting 
the Orchestra and Chorus of the 
Paris National Opera 
Composer: Alban Berg 
Publisher: Universal Edition/Presser 

• Best Male Vocal Performance 
Best Contemporary Male Solo 
Vocal Performance 

BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX 

Recorded by Glen Campbell 
Composer: Jim Webb 
Publisher: Johnny Rivers Music 

• Best Country and Western Song 
Best Folk Performance 

Best Country and Western Recording 

Best Country and Western Male Solo 

Vocal Recording 

GENTLE ON MY MIND 

Recorded by Glen Campbell and 

by John Hartford 

Composer: John Hartford 

Publisher: Glaser Publications 

• Best Country and Western Female 
Solo Vocal Performance 

I DON’T WANNA PLAY HOUSE 

Recorded by Tammy Wynette 
Composers: Billy Sherrill 
Glenn Sutton 

Publisher: Al Gallico Music Corp. 


All the worlds of music 


• Best Sacred Performance 

HOW GREAT THOU ART 

An album recorded by Elvis Presley and 
containing these BMI-licensed works: 

HOW GREAT THOU ART 

Composer: Stuart K. Hine 
Publisher: Manna Music, Inc. 

FARTHER ALONG 
STAND BY ME 
SO HIGH 
BYE AND BYE 
RUN ON 

Composer: Elvis Presley 
Publisher: Elvis Presley Music, Inc. 

WITHOUT HIM 

Composer: Mylon LeFevre 
Publisher: LeFevre Sing Music Co. 

WHERE COULD I GO BUT TO 
THE LORD 

Composer: J. B. Coates 
Publisher: Stamps-Baxter 
CRYING IN THE CHAPEL 
Composer: Artie Glenn 
Publisher: Valley Music, Inc. 



• Best Instrumental Performance 

CHET ATKINS PICKS THE BEST 

An album recorded by Chet Atkins and 
containing these BMI-licensed works: 
LOVELY WEATHER 
Composer: Natalicio N. Lima 
Publisher: Peer International Corp. 

HOW INSENSITIVE 
Composers: Antonio Carlos Jobim 
Vinicius de Moraes 
Norman Gimbel 

ANNA 

Composers: R. Vatro 

F. Giordano 
William Engvick 
Publisher: Hollis Music, Inc. 

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC 
AY AY AY 

Arranger: Chet Atkins 
Publisher: Athens Music 

ALL 

Composers: Nino Oliviero 
Ray Jessel 
Marian Grudeff 

Publisher: E. B. Marks Music Corp. 

EL PASO 

Composer: Marty Robbins 
Publishers: Elvis Presley Music, Inc. 
Marty's Music Corp. 

Noma Music, Inc. 

I WISH I KNEW 

Composer: Wayne Moss 

Publisher: Wormwood Publishing Co. 

• Best Classical Choral Performance 
(Other Than Opera) 

CATULLI CARMINA 

Composer: Carl Orff 
Publisher: B. Schott's Sohne/ 

Associated Music Publishers 


for all of today’s audience 


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BROADCAST MUSIC, INC. 


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Best Bets 


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HOMER BANKS (Minit 32036) 
‘Round the Clock Lover Man (2:20) 
[East, BMI-Banks, Jones] Excellent 
pop appeal added to a tremendous 
blues prospect add up to a likely multi- 
market showing- for this solid throb- 
blues side. Fine deck that could hap- 
pen. Flip: “Foolish Hearts Break 

Fast” (2:48) [Same credits.] 


FAIRCHILDS (A&M 903) 

Thinkin’ ’Bout Me (2:49) Kama Sutra, 
[BMI-Calvert, Marzano, Naumann] 
Easy-going group vocals and a smack- 
ing rhythm line could light the fuse to 
an explosion for this teen pop outing. 
No flip info available. 


MOON (Imperial 66285) 

Someday Girl (2:42) [Speed, Mirby, 
BMI-Moore] Striking arrangements 
and an outstanding performance give 
a shot to this side that could spark an 
immediate pop reaction. Fine slow-to- 
middling beat builds in intensity giv- 
ing the side extra impact. 


STEFF SULKE (Dial 4071) 

Strings of My Heart (2:45) [Tree, 
BMI-Sulke] Out of the ordinary voice 
quality invites careful attention to 
this side. Delightful ballad in a simple 
setting, the deck has an exotic appeal 
that could start things happening. 
Flip: “I Believe (It Takes Two)” 
(2:17) [Same credits.] 


DON BRYANT (Hi 2143) 

Shop Around (2:32) [Jobete, BMI- 
Gordy, Robinson] Digging back into 
the Miracles hit catalog, Don Bryant 
turns up with a solid beat version of 
the way-back “Shop Around” smash. 
Heavy r&b prospects with a bright 
pop potential. Flip: “I’ll Go Crazy” 
(2:02) [JEC, BMI-Frierson, Cross, 
Frierson] 


INNER-CIRCLE (Dunhill 4128) 

So Long Marianne (2:40) [Stranger, 
BMI-Cohen] Enthralling lyric to this 
stunning ballad from Leonard Cohen 
and a good folk-with-rhythm setting 
could set the side up for a breakout 
sales run. Flip: “Goes to Show” (2:33) 
[Trousdale, BMI-Sloan, Barri] 


PRIME MINISTERS (RCA Victor 

9470) 

Make Up (2:30) [Don C., BMI-Bar- 
rosse, Rebenack] R&b possibilities in 
this finely performed track from the 
Prime Ministers. Unusual handling of 
the rhythm and a stellar vocal from 
the crew could kick off action. Flip: “I 
Don’t Know No More” (2:15) [Don C, 
BMX-Barrosse] 


JUDY WHITE (Buddah 33) 

(Tell Me) Who Am I (2:20) [Kama 
o-utra, BMI-Pinz, Leka] Easy listen- 
ing intro moves into a bluesy pop bal- 
lad that could establish Josh White’s 
daughter as a major newcomer to 
miudie-of-the-road listeners. Dionne 
kv ; r .vick flavor to the material and a 
Uv-:r ; vocal sound. Flip: “Building a 
World for Two” (2:30) [Earth, BMI- 
Ashford, Simpson] 


HENRY MANCINI (RCA Victor 

9483) 

The Party (2:12) [Twinchris, ASCAP- 
Mancini, Black j Pop treatment of the 
theme from Blake Edwards’ upcoming 
film “The Party” uses more “beat” 
than previous Mancini tunes and could 
hit with teens. Fired up sax break and 
attractive choral line. Flip: “Party 
Poop” (2:32) [Twinchris, ASCAP- 
Mancini] Easy listening jazz samba. 


BRIAN HYLAND (Dot 17078) 

Come With Me (2:31) [Mikim, Low- 
lands, BMI-Hyland, Brown] Thrum- 
ming rhythmic kick in this otf-beat 
rock side. Good dance magnetism could 
start things going with teen listeners. 
Flip: “Delilah” (3:14) [Metric, Low- 
lands, BMI-Hyland, Shannon] No re- 
lation to the Tom Jones single. 


ARTHUR ALEXANDER (Monument 
1060) 

I Need You Baby (2:18) [Combine, 
BMI- Alexander, Ward] Ballad side de- 
livered with a powerhouse blues vocal 
showing. Side is a likely clicker with 
r&b sales spots and stations. Flip: 
“Spanish Harlem” (2:46) [Trio, BMI- 
Lieber, Stoller, Spector] 


SYMBOLS (Laurie 3435) 

The Best Part of Breaking Up (2:45) 
[Carlin, BMI-Spector, Poncia, Jr, An- 
dreoli] Heavy rhythmic appeal set 
this side on the breakout path. Good 
vocal showing and a solid bass-line 
orchestral accompaniment. Flip: 
“Again” (1:54) [Saxon, ASCAP-Mil- 
ton, Clark] 


ODELL BROWN & ORGANIZERS 
(Cadet 5591) 

No More Water in the Well (3:00) 
[Jobete, BMI-Robinson, Moore, Rog- 
ers] Big band handling of a funk- 
filled side. Organ showcase with 
loads of potential for r&b program- 
ming. Flip: “The Look of Love” (3:07) 
[Colgems, ASCAP-Bacharach, David] 


TRUDY PITTS (Prestige 461) 

Bucket Full of Soul (2:30) [GEP, 
BMI-Carney] Mild up-tempo session 
with a fine organ lead and some wild 
small combo cooking. Could snare a 
lot of r&b spotlights. Flip: “A Whiter 
Shade of Pale” (2:45) [Essex, ASCAP- 
Brooker, Reid] 


PATTI DREW (Capitol 2121) 

Keep On Movin’ (2:53) [Sdasiwa, 
BMI-Hagood, Pinchback, Henderson, 
Scott] Eerie blues ballad with a heavy 
beat to keep things going strong. 
Fine vocal is wrapped in an atmos- 
pheric ork for startling effect. Flip: 
“There’ll Never Be Another” (2:25) 
[Edgewater, BMI-Black] 


PATTI AUSTIN (Coral 62548) 

(I’ve Given) All My Love (2:24) 
[Jekyll & Hyde, BMI-Tanner, Ponte] 
Outstanding blues vocal from Patti 
Austin makes a standout showing of 
this mid-speed shuffler that carries a 
good r&b hit punch. Flip: “Why Can’t 
We Try It Again” (2:08) [Same cred- 
its] 


BROTHERS CAIN (Acta 820) 

It Sure Is Groovy (2:30) [United Ar- 
tists, ASCAP-Jones, Bergman, Berg- 
man] Vocal adaptation of a theme 
from “In the Heat of the Night” offers 
a solid beat and some fine workouts 
by the Brothers Cain. Could click pop. 
: Flip: “Anyway You Like It” (2:31) 
i [Maubi'o, BMI-Maurer, Maurer] 


BOBBY LEWIS (Philips 40519) 

Soul Seekin’ (2:28) [H&L, BMI-Appel, 
Schnug, Henry] Back after an absence, 
Bobby Lewis wails on a hard hitting 
blues rocker which plugs a collection 
of soul favorites in lyrics that could 
open many radio doors to the side. 
Flip: “Give Me Your Yesterdays” 
(2:31) [H&L, BMI-Safka] 


LIMELITERS (Warner-7 Arts 7177) 
A Hundred Men (2:57) [Tamara, AS- 
CAP-Hassilev] Folk throbber with an 
escalating lyric and arrangement 
could bring the reorganized Limeliters 
back into the spotlight they occupied 
prior to dissolution. Teen and middle- 
of-the-road material sound with a 
timely comment. Flip: “Cold Decem- 
ber (in Your Heart)” (2:40) [Same 
credits] 


LES & LARRY ELGART (Columbia 
44467) 

Sounds of Silence (2:49) [Charming 
Cross, BMI-Simon] Attractive ar- 
rangement for the Simon & Garfunkel 
breakthrough number now spotlighted 
in “The Graduate.” Easy beat handling 
with blue-sax solo should put it high 
on adult playlists. Flip. “When I Look 
In Your Eyes” (2:38) [Hastings, BMI- 
Bricusse] 


ROBERTO MANN SINGERS (Deram 
85026) 

Monya (2:55) [Burlington, ASCAP- 
Jager, Finado, Stellman] A touch of 
Hawaiian styling on this lovely ballad 
side tinges the song only slightly and 
turns the side into a pleasant softie. 
Fine chorale chant with a narrative 
break that coud hit with “Guantana- 
mera” impact. Flip: “My World Is 
You” (2:45) [ASCAP-Raymondo, 
Stellman, Dix] 


BOBBY SANSOM (Acta 822:) 

My Prayer (2:29) [Skidmore, AS- 
CAP-Boulanger, Kennedy] Back from 
the lists of goldies, the Platters favor- 
ite is revivified with Bobby Darin-type 
ballad performance. Swing and power 
in the chant could have it clicking 
along middle-of-the-road spots. Flip. 
“Don’t Just Sit There” (1:57) [Resco, 
BMI-Turnero] 


VIC DAMONE (RCA Victor 9488) 
Nothing to Lose (2:27) [Twinchris, 
ASCAP-Mancini, Black] Smooth per- 
formance of a strong-sweet ballad 
from the upcoming “The Party.” Mo- 
vie exposure and this excellent offer- 
ing should place this side with the easy 
listening cream. Flip: “Goin’ Out of 
My Head” (3:10) [Vogue, BMI-Ran- 
dazzo, Weinstein] 


JIMMY McGRIFF (Solid State 2520) 
Kiko (2:22) [Saturn, Renner, BMI- 
McGriff] Tasty bit of funk featuring 
the r&b-geared jazz of Jimmy McGriff. 
Fine organ solo and sax plus rhythm 
backing should rouse a solid greeting 
for the track. Flip: “I’ve Got A Wom- 
an” (2:37) [Progressive, BMI- 
Charles] Impressive workout on the 
Ray Charles oldie. 


SARI & SHALIMARS (Veep 1281) 

It’s So Lonely (Being Together) 
(3:08) [Suron, BMI-Savoy, Monahan] 
Very fine arrangements and a solid 
beat backup put the fire into a strong 
mid-speed blues side that could see 
action with r&b and pop spinners. 
Flip: “You Walked Out on Me Be- 
fore” (2:45) [Marlinda, BMI-Rich- 
ardson, Greene] 


EMILE GRIFFITH (Tangerine 983) 
Goin Goin Gone (2:50) [Wally Roker, 
BMI-Irwin] Name appeal and the 
prophetic title of former champion 
Emile Griffith’s rock-blues outing 
could open the eyes of a lot of pro- 
grammers for this side. Beat orking 
and a blues vocal for r&b or pop play. 
Flip: “That’s What I Like” (2:32) 
[Same credits] 


B. B. KING (Blues Way 61015) 
Paying the Cost to Be the Boss (2:35) 
[Pamco, LZMC, BMI-King] Flashing 
guitar licks and true vocals from the 
“king” offer up a solid side for r&b 
fans and many popsters backing the 
growth of the return to “old” blues. 
Could happen underground. Flip: 
“Having My Say” (2:32) [Same 
credits] 


LITTLE CARL CARLTON (Backbeat 

588) 

Competition Ain’t Nothin’ (2:25) 
[Don, BMI-Webb, Hiram] Socking 
drive of the instrumental line and a 
standout hunk of material for teen 
r&b listeners should grab a piece of 
action for this outing. Flip: “Three 
Way Love” (2:15) [Don, BMI-Webb, 
Thomas, Kennedy] 


STANLEY TURRENTINE (Blue 

Note 1936) 

Spooky (2:55) [Lowery, BMI- Middle- 
brooks, Shapiro] Jazz combo session 
featuring the top ten hit “Spooky.” 
Funky feeling and some grand brass 
showing should walk away with a 
string of r&b station picks and plenty 
of pop attention. Flip: “Love Is Blue” 
(2:40) [Croma, ASCAP-Popp, Cour, 
Blackburn] 


DONNIE BROOKS (Era 3194) 

Blue Soldier (2:22) [Bamboo, May 
Dee, BMI-Travers] Nursery flavor of 
the side develops as the story becomes 
involved with the growth of the nar- 
rator. Tale is of a boy growing from 
play soldier to military figure. Flip: 
“Love Is Funny That Way” (1:59) 
[Same pubs, BMI-Brooks] 


JAY JORDAN (Verve 10585) 

Tobacco Road North (3:03) [Hastings, 
BMI-Radcliffe, Scott] Throaty vocal 
on this soul ballad crammed with 
dramatic impact of a “Dead End 
Street.” Melancholy tale that picks up 
mid-way. Flip: “If it Wasn’t for Love” _ 
(2:20) [Hastings, BMI-Scott, Rad- 
cliffe, Singleton] 


P. C. CROCKETT (Verve 10588) 

This Is My Story (2:02) [Cymbal, 
BMI-Evans] Blues flavored outing 
that features a fine vocal from P. C. 
Crockett and good material for r&b 
consideration. Could gain a following. 
Flip: “Pleasure” (2:20) [Meager, BMI- 
Fishman, Meshel, D’Amico] 


OFFENBACH 

Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) 
(2:47) [Su-Ma, BMI-Fred, Bernard] 
Following an instrumental set very 
close to the original John Fred sound, 
this outing could see plenty of action 
as the “Judy” cover. Flip: “No Letter 
Today” (2:40) [Same credits] 


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SAVAGE RESURRECTION (Mercury 

72778) 

Thing- in E (2:58) [Remlap’s, MRC, 
BMI-Palmer] Interesting opening seg- 
ment and a hard hitting dance beat 
should make this track a favorite with 
programmers at discotheque locations 
and rock stations. Flip: “Fox Is Sick” 
[Same pubs, BMI-Palmer] 

HOOK (Uni 55057) 

Son of Fantasy (2:39) [Jebsy, ASCAP- 
Arlin, Sklar] Terrific rock outing with 
a blazing vocal and thudding instru- 
mental set that will capture much at- 
tention with the volume-minded teen 
fans. Could clamor into breakout pro- 
portion. Flip: “Plug Your Head In” 
(2:40) [Same credits.] 

PATSY FULLER (Parrot 3017) 

I Don’t Wanna Love You (3:00) [Acuff- 
Rose, BMI-Everly, Everly] Alterna- 
tively soft and rocking, this track is 
an interesting taste of power that 
could spark a big action showing 
among teen listeners. Sleeper prospect. 
Flip: “Just One Answer” (3:00) 

[Acuff-Rose, BMI-St. Peters] 

FLOYD & JERRY (Double Shot 124) 
I’m Not Afraid (2:15) [Screen Gems- 
Columbia, BMI-Hilderbrand, Keller] 
Pretty rock-romp with a clever lyric 
that could take hold of a big teen 
listening audience. Fine track for danc- 
ing, the side features a groovy sense 
of humor to kick things off for Floyd 
and Jerry. Flip: “Chik-a, Chik-a” (1:40) 
[Hot Shot, BMI-Westfall, Westfall] 

SAM DEES (SSS Int’l 732 
I Need You Girl (2:35) [Shelby Single- 
ton, BMI-Dees, Crump] Stunning vo- 
cal performance of a striking ballad 
could spark a sizable r&b sales action 
for Sam Dees. Beautiful side that 
could catch pop fire also. No flip info 
available. 

GARY KNIGHT (Philips 40515) 

The World 2,000 (2:55) [Jillbern, 

BMI-Neiman, Knight] Intriguing in- 
strumental effects and a way-out lyric 
set up a strange side that could gather 
attention by virtue of its one-of-a-kind 
nature. Flip: “How Warm You Are” 
(2:40) [Same credits] 


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JOE VALINO (Debut 144) 

Vicki (2:30) [Greiner, Clearview, AS- 
CAP-Ackerman, Marshall] Pleasant 
vocal quality of Joe Valino carries 
extra weight in this splendid easy 
listening outing that is highlighted by 
some fine material. Could do nicely 
with late night shows and juke box 
programmers. Flip: “Most Charming” 
(2:03) [Same pubs, ASCAP-Church- 
ill] Debut Records is based in Phila- 
delphia. 

WALTER WANDERLEY (Verve 
10579) 

Kee-Ka-Roo (2:52) [Columbia, BMI- 
Wanderley] Wierd touch added by a 
Brazilian drum stretched-by-hand in- 
stead of beaten gives this side a stand- 
out feature to attract initial attention. 
Good instrumental with fine organ 
showcase. Flip: “Sensuous” (3:05) 
[Same credits] 

BUD SHANK (World Pacific 77885) 
I Am the Walrus (2:44) [Comet, AS- 
CAP-Lennon, McCartney] Sax wailing 
is spotlighted on this semi-jazz, semi- 
soft music re-working of the recent 
Beatles hit from the group’s “Magical 
Mystery Tour” LP. Flip: “Sounds of 
Silence” (2:30) [Eclectic, BMI-Simon] 

MAGIC FLEET (Hot Biscuit 1453) 
Mary Elizabeth (2:46) [Chardon, BMI- 
Bonner, Gordon] Slow pop side with an 
interesting arrangement and vocal 
style that could make the Magic Fleet 
a hot newcomer group. Unusual ma- 
terial spices up a strong maiden voy- 
age. Flip: “So Is Our Song” (2:14) 
[Chardon, BMI-Whitelaw] Enticing 
ballad with a beat here comes on as 
a breakout prospect. 

BOBBY TAYLOR & VANCOUVERS 
(Gordy 7069) 

Does Your Mama Know About Me 
(2:51) [Stein & Van Stock, ASCAP- 
Baird, Chong] View from the other 
side of “Society’s Child” or any teen 
romance could be read into the broadly 
phrased lyrics of this slow lilting bal- 
lad. Could attract considerable pop and 
r&b play. Flip: “Fading Away” (2:50) 
[Jobete, BMI - Robinson, Rogers, 
Moore] Fine r&b outing with a good 
dance appeal for possible teen pop ac- 
ceptance. 

BILL & HOWDY (Verve Forecast 
5081) 

Give It Time (2:49) [Remember, AS- 
CAP-Thompson] Slow folk-funk in 
this simply set outing that highlights 
the duo vocals and lyrics of a contem- 
porary ballad. Good atmospheric feel 
on the side could connect with teen 
and young adult listeners. Flip: “Misty 
Morning Confrontation” (3:14) [Re- 
member, ASCAP-Thompson] 

INTERNATIONAL SUBMARINE 
BAND (LHI 1205) 

Luxury Liner (2:43) [Guitar, BMI- 
Parsons] Nashvillian steel traces em- 
phasize the c&w flavor of this folk- 
rock outing that packs a terrific or- 
chestral drive into a solid performance 
for prospective powerhouse teen ac- 
tion. Flip: “Blue Eyes” (2:45) [Same 
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You Don’t Love Me (2:30) [Modern, 
BMI-Smith, Ling] Hard-driving up- 
beat backing gives a power to this 
r&b side that complements the solid 
voice of Joe Taylor. Side has a good 
dance appeal and could well click in 
the blues marketplace. Flip: “Never 
Let Me Go” (2:27) [Lloyd & Logan, 
BMI-Dixon] HMF Records, 2427 
Broad St., Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

NEW BREED (U.S.A. 899) 

I’m Coming to Ya’ (2:35) [World 
Int’l, BMI-Potts] Very appealing teen 
dance track with good orchestral 
drive and a fine vocal shoing from the 
New Breed. Could attract sizeable ex- 
posure ratings on pop stations. Flip 
information not available. 

BOHEMIAN VENDETTA (Main- 
stream 681) 

I Wanna Touch Your Heart (2:29) 
[Brent, BMI-Camp, Cooke] Electrify- 
ing openers move into a throbbing 
slow-to-medium rock blueser. In- 
triguing workouts on vocal and in- 
strumental lines could put this side in 
the running for sleeper honors. Flip: 
“Riddles & Fairytales” (2:40) [Same 
credits.] 

THEE NITE DREAMERS (Alwin 
103) 

Count Down to Show Down (2:45) 
[Alwin, BMI-Wilson, Jr.] Organ set 
and some bare-rock vocals put all 
sorts of drive into this up-tempo 
pusher that could catch a dance-fan 
reaction. Flip: “Later for You” (2:30) 
[Same credits.] Alwin Records, 2645 
W. Pico Blvd., L.A. 

STU GARDNER (Revue 11010) 
Never Gonna Hurt Again (2:09) 
[Chisa, BMI - Gardner] Mid speed 
rhythms and a funky ork session ply 
the background with strength while 
Stu Gardner pours out a vocal that 
starts in high gear and continues 
strong all the way through. Heavy 
r&b appeal with pop potential. Flip: 
“I Can’t Make It By Myself” (2:50) 
[Same credits.] 

LADY NELSON & LORDS (Dunhill 
4121) 

Picadilly Pickle (1:38) [Timsonac, 
ASCAP-Nelson] Cute calliope instru- 
mental with a lighthearted flavor and 
rollicking feel for middle-of-the-road 
or pop outlets. Quaint rock outing. 
Flip: “Monday Monday” (2:05) [Win- 
gate, ASCAP-Phillips] 

PACKERS (Tangerine 982) 

Soul Time, Part II (1:56) [Robaire, 
ASCAP-Tramal] Organ workout with 
appropriate squeals to make this side 
one that could go over well with dance 
fans and discotheque fanciers. Solid 
sax solo. Flip: “Soul Time, Part I” 
(1:56) [Same credits.] 


SCOTTY WILLIAMS (Jubilee 5602) 
In The Same Old Way (2:15) [Meager, 
BMI-Jackson, Barnes] Scotty Wil- 
liams puts a lot of soul into this driv- 
ing romancer. The side could prove to 
be a moneymaker for him. Eye it 
closely. Flip: “I’ve Got To Find Her” 
(2:51) [Eden, BMI-Northern] 

GOLDIE HILL SMITH (Epic 10296) 
Lovable Fool (2:21) [Wilderness BMI- 
Howard] Goldie Hill Smith makes for 
some nice listening with her second 
Epic single. Side could turn on lots of 
deejays and score points for Goldie. 
Flip: “Making Plans” (2:34) [Sure- 
Fire BMI-Russell, Morrison] 


LITTLE MILTON (Checker 1194) 

I Know What I Want (2:37) [Arc, 
Stephanie, BMI-Burker, Villa] Very 
fine showing from blues favorite Lit- 
tle Milton. The track has a good beat, 
tremendous material for the re- 
strained emotional impact of the art- 
ist and solid ork backing. Should hit 
r&b-wise. Flip: “You Mean Every- 
thing to Me” (2:25) [Arc, BMI-Hig- 
gins, Dollison] 

FOUR LARKS (Tower 402) 

I Still Love You (From the Bottom of 
My Heart (2:44) [Merlin, BMI-Bell] 
Thrumming rhythmics and a fine vocal 
showing could kick things off for this 
solid r&b effort. Could break into the 
best seller ranks with pop spillover. 
Flip: “Groovin’ at the Go-Go” (2:30) 
[Harthon, Bellboy, BMI-Bell] 

PATTI & EMBLEMS (Kapp 897) 

I’m Gonna Love You a Long, Long 
Time (2:15) [Ben-Lee, BMI-Lovett, 
Bendinelli] Very fine material and a 
good blues-rock delivery make the new- 
est serving of sounds from Patty & 
the Emblems a likely side for rock 
exposure. Flip: “My Heart’s So Full 
of You” (2:37) [Same credits.] 

SOUL INC. (Laurie 3430) 

I Belong to Nobody (2:24) [Second 
Generation, SESAC-Bugbee] Extra 
fine harmonies in the group vocal and 
a thrumming bass beat work a spell 
on this hypnotic teen track that could 
break into the best seller ratings. Flip: 
“Love Me When I’m Down” (2:04) 
[Same pub, SESAC-Settle, Young] 

CHARLES CHALMERS (Chess 2040) 
Judy In Disguise (2:40) [Su-Ma, BMI- 
Fred, Bernard] Organ, sax and a fiery 
brass section share the spotlight on 
this blues instrumental version of the 
recent John Fred blockbuster. Flip: 
“Poppin’ ” (2:26) [II Gatto, BMI-Love, 
Newman, Miller, Chalmers] 

EARTHQU AKERS (Star 389) 

Stormy Heart (2:49) [SFM, ASCAP- 
Miron] Attractive instrumental with 
an unusual flavor that could garner 
change-of-pace spotlights on easy 
listening and middle-of-the-road sta- 
tions. Flip: “A Southern Happening” 
(1:58) [Same credits.] Star Records, 
520 5th Ave., NYC 

TRUMAN THOMAS (Veep 1277) 
Respect (2:25) [East, Time, Walco, 
BMI-Redding] Instrumental session 
featuring some insistant drum accents 
and a fine organ spotlight. Could at- 
tract an r&b showing. Flip: “Funky 
Broadway” (2:24) [Drive-In, Routeen, 
BMI-Christian] 

LEE MOSES (Dynamo 115) 

If Loving You Is a Crime (2:31) 
[Catalogue, BMI-Williams] Vocal fire 
is the key to appeal on this funk- 
filled outing from Lee Moses. Ex- 
cellently highlighted by the orking, 
he pours out a solid session that 
should gain favor with many deejays 
on the r&b line. Flip: “Never In My 
Life” (2:42) [Cudda Pane, BMI-Moses, 
Terrell] 

RAPSCALLIONS (Memphis Sound 
700) 

Land of Soul (2:28) [Pamadalan, BMI- 
O’Daniel] Teen track with plenty of 
power in the throbbing orking and 
pounding vocal showing. Side could 
see good teen action with pop radio 
and discotheque exposure. Flip: “Sugar 
Woman” (3:10) [Rustland, BMI-Sher- 
rill] 


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FOREVER CAME TODAY 

Diana Ross & Supremes Motown 1122 

I GOT THE FEELIN' 

James Brown King 6155 

STAY AWAY. . 

Elvis Presley RCA Victor 9465 


IN NEED OF A FRIEND 

Cowsills MGM 13909 

SIT WITH THE GURU 

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Elvis Presley RCA Victor 9465 


OUR CORNER OF THE NIGHT 

Barbra Streisand Columbia 44474 

DELILAH 

Tom Jones Parrot 40025 

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM 

Hesitations Kapp 899 

UP ON THE ROOF 

Cryan Shames Columbia 44457 

I WILL ALWAYS THINK ABO*UT YOU 

New Colony Six Mercury 72775 


M'EW YORK — Kuma Sutra Music, 
publisher of “Green Tambourine,” 
which recently hit the top spot on the 
marts, is currently enjoying a reor- 
ganization and expansion boom that 
includes two film scores, a BMI award, 
and new’ offices in Suite 710 at 1650 
Broadway. 

Bob Reno, general professional man- 
ager of Kama Sutra Music, noted that 
“Green Tambourine” has been re- 
corded by such artists as Lawrence 
Welk (Ranwood), Les Brown (Coral), 
Trombones Unlimited (Liberty), Mrs. 
Miller (Capitol), the Beautiful People 
(Roulette), and many others. 

Reno also announced a B.M.I. award 
for “Green Tambourine” and con- 
gratulated the writers of the tune 
Paul Lekar and Shelley Pinz. “Paul 
and Shelley were the first writers 
signed under the reorganization pro- 
gram,” said Reno, “and they typify 
what we are looking for — fresh talent 
from the outside. We are on a major 
talent drive. We want writers from 
the street, where the music’s happen- 
ing.” Reno noted that “Green Tam- 
bourine” was purchased by Kama 
Sutra Music prior to Leka and Pinz 
joining the pubbery as exclusive 
writers. 

The line-up of Kama Sutra Music 
pactees currently includes, besides 
Leka and Pinz, Tony Bruno, Kenny 
Laguna and Irving “Lord” Burgess, 
writer of “Jamaica Farewell” and 
other calypso “evergreens”. 

“Kama Sutra Music is an autono- 
mous branch of the overall Kama Su- 
tra organization. Through Kama Sutra 
Productions we maintain a flow 
of our material through various labels. 
In co-ordination with United Artists 


we service all major overseas outlets. 
We can guarantee our writers that 
their material will be seen and heard 
by every important label and inde- 
pendent producer in the world. We 
presently have the number one posi- 
tion in France”, Reno said. Kama 
Sutra Music maintains complete 
writer’s facilities at their offices. 

Deeply involved in radio and TV 
commercials, Kama Sutra Music 
pactees have written and composed 
musical backgrounds for Rufferin, 
Pontiac, Peter Paul “Caravelle” 
sweets, Norseman Hair Spray, Golden 
Blossom Honey, Gala Napkins, But- 
tons & Bows Cereal, and Falstaff Beer 
advertisements. “The assignments are 
coming in as fast as we can handle 
them,” said Reno, “the commercial 
field is just one example of the devel- 
opment possible for a Kama Sutra 
writer.” 

Adding to the pubbery’s staff, Bob 
Esposito has joined Kama Sutra Music 
as professional manager, working un- 
der Reno who in turn reports to Kama 
Sutra topper Hy Mizrahi. Esposito 
sang with the You Know Who group 
and wrote their hit of “Roses Are Red, 
My Love”. Esposito will be concen- 
trating his efforts with staff and inde- 
pendent record producers, servicing 
them with new and catalog copyrights. 

Kama Sutra Music has just acquired 
world publishing rights to two French 
films, “Stranded” and “The Plastic 
Dome Of Norma Jean”, the latter 
with a score by Michel Legrand. 

“We are involved in every phase 
of the music business on an interna- 
tional scale,”’ said Reno. “Today this 
field has become a world-wide indus- 
try.” 


Universal City 
Inks Two Acts 

BEVERLY HILLS — Two new groups, 
the Hook and the Lollipop Shoppe, 
have been signed to recording con- 
tracts by Universal City Records. The 
announcement was made by Russ 
Regan, executive administrator of 
the label. 

The Hook, produced by Norm Rat- 
ner, Bobbie Arlin and Buddy Sklar, 
will debut with “Son Of Fantasy” b/w 
“Plug In Your Head” which will be 
followed by an album. The group has 
been solidly booked for personal ap- 
pearances for March and early April, 
and will be playing the Young Rascals 
concerts on the west coast. The group 
also has been set to make a television 
appearance singing and acting in a 
segment of Universal Pictures’ “Iron- 
side,” which stars Raymond Burr. The 
program will be aired March 28. The 
group consists of Arlin, Sklar and 
Craig Boyd. The former two have also 
signed with Uni as producers and 
writers. 

The Lollipop Shoppe’s first single 
will be “You Must Be A Witch” b/w 
“Don’t Close The Door On Me” and 
this, too, will be followed with an 
album. The group, managed by Tim 
Hudson, has been set for a half-hour 
local KTLA-Los Angeles TV special 
and the group will sing six original 
songs. The special, which will be syn- 
dicated nationally by the Unigraph 
Corporation and Lord Tim Produc- 
tions, will be tied in with Sears, Roe- 
buck & Company, the Dairy Council, 
and Teen Magazine. Danielle Mauroy 
will produce the signal and album for 
Uni. 


Tetragrammaton 
Pacts Briggs 

BEVERLY HILLS — David Briggs 
has been signed to a full-time produc- 
tion contract with Tetragrammaton 
Records by Arthur Mogull, president 
of the label. Briggs co-produced the 
diskery’s initial LP, Murray Roman’s 
“You Can’t Beat People Up And Have 
Them Say I Love You.” 

Briggs is the first of five producers 
Mogull plans to sign, with the artists’ 
list aimed at a minimum of 10 and a 
maximum of 20 in the next 12 months. 


Price Joins Ivor's 
West Coast Office 

LOS ANGELES — Joe X. Price has 
been assigned to the west coast office 
of Ivor Associates. Formerly publicity 
director for Capitol Records, Price 
also spent 3% years as a staffer on 
Daily Variety. He will be working 
with Ron Tepper, Ivor’s west coast i 
head, and John Kurland, former press 
chief of Columbia Records, who heads 
the firm on the east coast. 


Strawberry Makes 2d Movie; 
Heads ‘Transition’ Bill 

NEW YORK — Uni Records’ hot 
artists the Strawberry Alarm Clock 
has been set to star in “The Transi- 
tion,” a full-length feature motion pic- 
ture to be produced shortly by Joe 
Cranston for 4-Star Production. 

SAC drummer Randy Seol has been 
given a leading role in “The Transi- 
tion,” marking his dramatic debut in 
the movie that will focus attention on 
the “now” generation. This will be the 
group’s second film, following a co- 
star status in Dick Clark’s “Psyche 
Out.” The Strawberry Alarm Clock 
also wrote the main title theme for the 
first movie and was released as the 
coupling side with their current hit 
“Sit With the Guru.” 

Production for “The Transition” is 
scheduled to begin in May, and will 
include Johnny Fairchild, who is 
credited as the deejay who first broke 
the SAC’s initial hit “Incense & Pep- 
permints.” Fairchild, who was then 
spinning records with KIST-Santa 
Barbara, is also making a return to 
the acting field. His earlier experience 
was with a television series in Texas. 

“Psyche Out,” the team’s first film 
appearance has just opened in world 
premiere showings in San Francisco 
and Salt Lake City. 


Double Shot Moves 
To Larger Quarters 

HOLLYWOOD — Double Shot Records, 
currently represented on the R&B 
charts with Brenton Wood’s “Lovey 
Dovey Kinda Lovin’,” has moved tof 
new and larger quarters here at 65651 
Sunset Boulevard. 

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WAKY Louisville, Kentucky 
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Looking ahead 



A compilation, in order of strength, of up and coming records showing signs of breaking into The Cash Box Top 100. List is compiled from retail outlets. 


11 


2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 
9 


10 


12 

13 


THE DOCK OF THE BAY 

(East Time-Redwall— BMI) 

King Curtis & Kingpins (Atco 6562) 


HERE'S TO YOU 

(Rayham— ASCAP) 

Hamilton Camp (Warner Bros. 7165) 


ME THE PEACEFUL HEART 

(Dick James— BMI) 

Lulu (Epic 10302) 


SHOW TIME 

(Myto— BMI) 

Detroit Emeralds (Ric Tie 135) 


IF MY WORLD FALLS THROUGH 

(Myrwood Antlers— BMI) 

Rose Garden (Atco 6564) 


I CAN NOT STOP YOU 

(World International— BMI) 
Cherry Slush (U.S.A. 895) 


CHAIN OF FOOLS 

(14th Hour Pronto— BMI) 
Jimmy Smith (Verve 10583) 


IN SOME TIME 

(Lee Hazlewood— ASCAP) 
Ronnie Dove (Diamond 240) 


LICKIN' STICK 

(Web IV— BMI) 

George Torrence & The Naturals 
(Shout 224) 


SALLY WAS A GOOD 
OLD GIRL 

(Pamper— BMI) 

Trini Lopez (Reprise 0659) 


YOU DON'T HAVE TO 
SAY YOU LOVE ME 

(Robbins-ASCAP) 

Four Sonics (Sport 110) 


DEAR DELILAH 

(Egg— BMI) 

Grapefruit (Equinox 70000) 


YOU SAY 

(Hi-Hi— Flomar— BMI) 
Esquires (Bunky 7753) 


14 

HONEY 

26 

SHE'LL BE THERE 

(Russell— Cason— BMI) 


(Alta— ASCAP) 


Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists 50283) 


Vikki Carr (Liberty 56026) 

15 

BABY PLEASE DON'T GO 

27 

0 SURDATO' NMAMMURATO 

(Music Corp.— BMI) 


(Demartio— ASCAP) 


Amboy Dukes (Mainstream 676) 


Jimmy Roselli (United Artists 50273) 

16 

IN THE HEAT OF 

28 

BIRDS OF A FEATHER 

THE NIGHT 


(Lowery— BMI) 


(United Artists— ASCAP) 


Joe South (Capitol 2060) 


Dick Hyman (Command 4114) 

29 

LOST 

17 

FUNKY NORTH PHILLY 

(Double Diamond— BMI) 

(Manager— Keymen— BMI) 


Jerry Butler (Mercury 72764) 


Bill Cosby (Warner Bros. 7171) 

30 

IN THE MORNING 

18 

RED, GREEN, YELLOW & BLUE 


(Panco Yvonne— BMI) 

(II— Gatto— BMI) 


Mighty Marvelows (ABC Paramount 11011) 


Dickey Lee (Atco 6546) 

31 

COTTON CANDY SANDMAN 

19 

FLIGHTS OF FANTASY 


(Four Score — BMI) 

(Dobo-BMI) 


Harpers Bizarre (Warner Bros. 7172) 


Ventures (Dolton 56019) 

32 

WE GOT A THING GOING ON 

20 

A MELODY FOR YOU 


(Eden— BMI) 

(Trousdale— BMI) 


Ben E. King & Dee Dee Sharp (Atco 6557) 


Grass Roots (Dunhill 4122) 

33 

1941 

21 

UNWIND 

(Ahab-BMI) 

(Rock— BMI) 

Tommy Northcott (Reprise 7160) 


Ray Stevens (Monument 1048) 

34 

ALL THE TIME 

(Cedarwood— BMI) 

22 

BY THE TIME 1 GET 
TO PHOENIX 

35 

Wayne Newton (MGM 13891) 


(Johnny Rivers— BMI) 

COME LIVE WITH ME 


Magnificent Man (Capitol 2134) 


(Leo Feist-ASCAP) 

Tony Scotti (Liberty 56006) 

23 

ATLANTA GEORGIA STRAY 

(Rostlend— BMI) 

Sunny Curtis (Viva 626) 

36 

CRY ON MY SHOULDER 

(Shining Flowers— BMI) 

Phil Flowers (Dot 17058) 

24 

LOVE IS BLUE 

37 

MEAN MAN 


(Croma— ASCAP) 

(Marsaint— BMI) 


Claudine Longet (A&M 909) 


Betty Harris (San Su 478) 

25 

UP FROM THE SKIES 

38 

1 LOVE YOU 

(Sea— Lark— BMI) 

(Mainstay— BMI) 


Jimi Hendrix Experience (Reprise 0665) 


People (Capitol 2078) 


39 

40 

41 

42 

43 

44 

45 

46 

47 


ME ABOUT YOU 

(Chardan— BMI) 

Jack De Shannon (Liberty 66281) 


INSTANT HEARTBREAK 

(Ardis— BMI) 

Precisions (Drew 1004) 


QUICKSAND 

(Whitfield— BMI) 

Youngbloods (RCA Victor 9422) 


MR. SOUL SATISFACTION 

(Unart— BMI) 

Timmy Willis (U.A. 1279) 




I DON'T WANT TO LOVE YOU 

(Acuff Rose— BMI) 

Barry Lee Show (Independence 84) 


CAPTAIN OF YOUR SHIP 

(Cobra— BMI) 

Repara Ta-Delrans (Mala 589) 


MY ANCESTORS 

(Ventage— BMI) 

Lou Rawls (Capitol 2084) 


LOVE IS BLUE 

(Croma— ASCAP) 

Manny Keilem (Epic 10282) 


I NEED A WOMAN 
OF MY OWN 

(Catalogue— BMI) 

Tommy Hunt (Dynamo 13) 


48 


THINK BEFORE YOU 
WALK AWAY 

(Little People — BMI) 
Platters (Musicor 1302) 


49 

50 


BROWN SUGAR 

(Underground Flash— Keymen— BMI) 

Watts 103rd St. Band (Warner Bros. 7175) 


WHAT YOU WANT 

(Hastings— BMI) 

Music Explosion (Laurie 3429) 


Thanks to each of you for 
my first Grammy . . . 


JIMMIE HASKELL 


BEST ARRANGEMENT ACCOMPANYING VOCALIST 

"ODE TO BILLIE JOE" 



Personal Management: 

THE MIKE CONNOR OFFICE 


NATIONAL ACADEMY OF 
RECORDING ARTS AND SCIENCES 

TENTH ANNUAL AWARDS 




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Look What they’re saying about the new single by 

THE WHO 

“CALL ME LIGHTNING" 

DECCA 32288 



I try not to think 
of it atall.Po you? 
I mean think. 

Of it- 
Alt? 


I listen and 
wyfeet learn we 
and dance 
less/y on hen eyeballs 
intheeye of a 
needle* 


Ifs like being' biffen 
by a gopher, you knoto 
vunat I wean. Like very 
toothsome. And small. 
And furry'. 


Man they 
pasteurize the, 
ere am op my mini/ 

until if blows 

out vanilla. 


If you don't understand, cWt worry ... 

You'll understand “CALL ME LIGHTNIN<Sr 
Is an immediate stone swdsk 



Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


35 


juinox Springs Onto Charts; Own Studio Planned 


OLLYWOOD — Blond-bearded 26- 
r-old Terry Melcher, whose ABC 
iributed Equinox label was unveiled 
re in the middle of last year, is 
currently basking in the bulleted 
irmth of his first chart single. “Dear 
Delilah” by the Grapefruit (a British 
group) is a top twenty single in Eng- 
land and is just breaking onto the 
U.S. charts. “Actually I’ve released 
just two records in the past eight 
months,” says Melcher, “the first was 
by the Ilford Subway and was a one- 
shot deal. I didn’t think it would be a 
smash but I wanted to have some 
product out. I really don’t consider 
that Equinox officially got rolling un- 
til the first of this year.” 

The label is planning a good deal 
of activity over the next several 
weeks. Melcher left for England on 
Monday (March 4) to produce the 

Kasenetz & Katz Ink 
Resnick And Levine 

NEW YORK — Kasenetz & Katz Asso- 
ciates has just signed Artie Resnick 
and Joey Levine as exclusive producers 
for Super K Productions. Their first 
effort is the Third Rail, presently on 
the charts with It’s Time To Say 
Good-bye. The group is a product of 
K/K. 

Resnick is responsible for writing 
Good Lovin’ by the Young Rascals and 
Under the Boardwalk by the Drifters. 
Levine is responsible for writing Try 
It by The Standells and Ohio Express 
and Run Run Run by the Third Rail. 

K/K by the way, claims five million 
records sold in the last nine months 
including two gold records. 

In addition, Hy Gold, professional 
manager of Kaskat Music reports that 
Simon Says is the firm’s first Top Ten 
song. The reporting of the song by 
the 1910 Fruit Gum Company (Bud- 
dah) has just been certified as a mil- 
lion/seller by the RIAA. 


Grapefruit’s initial album with sev- 
eral other acts “in the can.” Next 
will probably be a Grapefruit comp 
with actor Chris Jones who’ll be get- 
ting the star build-up as the lead in 
the feature “Wild in the Streets.” 
And, after six months of contract 
negotiations, he’s preparing the Ging- 
er Sisters’ first for Equinox. A third 
single “dubbed down and ready” is 
a master purchase out of the San 
Francisco area by The Glad. Melcher 
has also recently produced a Barry 
MacGuire session for Dunhill and a 
Gentle Soul LP for Columbia. 

Future plans include the acquisition 
of Equinox’ own recording set-up. 
“At the moment I’m looking at a 
house with an eight track and someone 
I know has a lease on a four track 
studio. We should be operating our 
own within the next few months.” 

Melcher started his career as an 
apprentice in Columbia Records’ train- 
ing program. His first charter was 
by the Rip Chords who went on to 
rack up six top 100 singles and a 
duo of chart LP’s. Melcher later scored 
as producer for the Byrds and Paul 
Revere and the Raiders, arranging and 
composing several of the Raiders’ gold 
records. He heads his own publishing 
firm and is currently operating out 
of 250 North Canon Drive in Beverly 
Hills. Equinox is distributed on a 
world wide basis by ABC Records. 


Big Five Prod/s Bows 

BEVERLY HILLS— Big Five Pro- 
ductions, an independent record pro- 
duction and publishing company, has 
been formed by Burt Jacobs of B-J 
Enterprises and the Standells. The 
first artists inked by the new firm 
are the Sideshow, a four-man group, 
to be recorded immediately by Larry 
Tamblyn, one of the Standells. 
Jacobs reports that Big Five will 
seek additional artists and writers 
in the music field for its fold. 


Harumi, 
with a carrot 
between his 
teeth and 
grinning. 




‘BOTH SIDES NOW’ — Joni Mitchell has been signed to an artists’ contract 
by Reprise. The 24-year-old songstress is from Saskatchewan and was 
brought to the attention of Reprise general manager Mo Ostin by Tom Rush, 
who has cut two of her songs for his next Elektra album. She has written 
such tunes as “Both Sides Now,” “Chelsea Morning,” Clouds,” “Circle 
Game,” “Urge For Going,” “Michael From Mountains,” and “Song To A Sea- 1 
gull.” In addition to Rush, the roster of artists who have cut Joni Mitchell 
songs, include: Judy Collins, Dave Van Ronk and the Hudson Dusters, 
George Hamilton IV, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Ian & Sylvia. Her first major 
public appearance was at last year’s Newport Folk Festival (see Cash Box, 
July 29th, 1967; Pgs. 40 and 46.) Her songs are published through Siquomb 
Music (BMI) and she is managed by Elliot Roberts, who negotiated the 
Reprise pact. Her album was produced by former-Byrd Dave Crosby, who 
is standing directly behind Joni and flanked by Elliot Roberts (left) and 
Mo Ostin (right.) 


Verve Names Berger 

NEW YORK — Verve and Verve/Fore- 
cast Records have appointed Joe 
Berger, record business veteran, to 



Joe Berger 


Compatible Stereo Lids 
To Be Produced By ABC 

NEW YORK— ABC Records will pro- 
duce compatible stereo singles be- 
ginning immediately, according to 
an announcement by Larry Newton, 
president of the label. 

All ABC labels will be represented 
by compatible stereo singles, with 
the suggested list price of 89$. No 
raise in price is anticipated for the 
present. 


Hot Biscuit Launches 
Magic Fleet Campaign 

NEW YORK— Hot Biscuit Records, 
the Koppelman-Rubin label distrib- 
uted by Capitol, has signed the Magic 
Fleet and will be releasing the 
group’s first single this week. Ac- 
companying the launching of the 
Fleet’s “Mary Elizabeth” single writ- 
ten by Gordon and Bonner will be 
an in-depth promotional campaign. 

The Magic Fleet was discovered 
by K-R’s executive producer Joe 
Wissert, who will helm recording ses- 
sions for the team while they work 
on their first album. This will be the 
first new group that Wissert has 
worked with since he began devoting 
time to established acts like the Tur- 
tles, Lovin’ Spoonful and others. 


Nat 7 LP Sales Mgr. 

the post of national album sales 
manager, according to an announce- 
ment by Mort Nasatii’, president of , 
MGM Records. In this new position, 
Berger will report directly to Jerry 
Schoenbaum, label manager for Verve 
and Verve/Forecast product. 

Joe Berger, with a background of 
20 years in the industry, comes to 
Verve Records after a two-year stint 
with Kapp Recoi'ds where he held the 
position of national sales manager 
for both albums and singles. He has 
held several important sales positions 
with Capitol Records, Mercury, and 
United Artists Records. During his 
employment with Capitol Records he I 
was branch manager for Newark. | 
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. He also > 
held positions as branch manager 
with Mercury in Pittsburgh and 
Philadelphia. 

Berger is credited with having in- 
stituted many successful sales plans 
during his career in the record in- 
dustry. 



HAVING A GOOD TIME— A party 
was recently held at New York’s 
Gaslight Club on E. 56th St. to 
celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the 
Sol Yaged Quartet’s being at the 
club and to celebrate the release of 
thier second LP on the Lane label, 
“One More Time!” Top row (from 
the left): Sol Yaged, Dave Martin, 
Sam Ulano, and Ray Nance. Bottom 
row shows Max Arrons, president 
of local 802, flanked by Cheri (left) I 
and Ronnie (right), both Gaslight j 
Gals. 


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Heading For Her 
ih Million Seller! 

ARETHA 


■ 



FRANKLIN 

SINCE YOU’VE 
BEEN GONE 


79 


(SWEET SWEET BABY) 

Atlantic 2486 



from her sensational new album 
“LADY SOUL” 
Atlantic 8176/SD 8176 



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Congratulations ARETHA 
for your Two Grammy Awards 

• BEST RHYTHM & BLUES 
RECORDING: “RESPECT" 

BESTRHYTHM & BLUES SOLO VOCAL 
PERFORMANCE-FEMALE: “RESPECT" 






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NEW YORK 

Our dealings with England’s Pye 
Records usually are taken care of 
from their end in the form of press 
releases on official Pye stationery. 
After years of reading these things, 
we finally looked at the lower right 
hand corner and found a picture of a 
typewriter followed by: “For Further 
Enquiries And Photographs Please 
Contact Miss P. A. Pretty Press Offi- 
cer” that, in turn, followed by the 
address and phone number of the firm. 
Now, we’ve never seen Miss P. A. 
Pretty but she’s got to have the groov- I 
iest name of any press and publicity I 


Tim Rose is currently touring Eng- 
land, having played to packed houses 
at the following London clubs . . . the 
Marquee, the Middle Earth, the 
Speakeasy, and the Scotch of St. 
James. 

Jerry Masucci, president of Fania 
Records, is currently planning a 25- 
city promo tour for Ray Barretto’s 
“Acid” LP and “Soul Drummers” 
single. 

Charles Vickers’ King Records out- 
ing of “Do Me Good” and “Lost My 
Faith In You” is doing very well 
throughout Fla. 

Marty Thau, director of pop activ- 
ity at Buddah, is setting promo forces 



Tim Buckley 


Judy Collins 


Roy Drusky 




girl in the business. 

Judy Collins didn’t buy a wig while 
on last week’s wig buying spree. She 
didn’t like the colors. Judy is our East 
Coast Girl of the Week. 

Tim Buckley appeared with Big 
Brother and the Holding Company at 
the grand opening of Bill Graham’s 
Fillmore East in what used to be the 
old Village Theatre. That was Friday. 
Great show. 

Saw a particularly good group 
called the Charlotte Rousse at the 
Bitter End last week. Two girls, two 
guys, one guitar and a lot of good 
singing. See them when you get a 
chance. The Bitter End, unfortunately, 
still smells from the residue of the 
stink bomb that some child threw into 
it a couple of weeks ago but the smell 
is getting weaker and will soon be 
gone. There’s a waitress in the Bitter 
End that looks a lot like Joni Mitchell, 
who’s LP debut on Reprise is due out 
soon. Among her other credits, Joni 
has written “Circle Game,” “Urge For 
Going,” “Both Sides Now,” and 
“Chelsea Morning.” 

Fat Frankie’s group, the Donuts, 
will be heading for Miami next week. 
They’ll open at the World on the 29th 
and will spend six weeks in Fla., pri- 
marily concentrating on writing new 
material. 

Charlie Greene and Brian Stone 
have found something called, Two 
Guitars, A Piano, Drum, And Darryl. 

The group is from Big Sur and has 
just been pacted to Atlantic. Heard a 
publishers’ dub over the phone (from 
the coast) of what will probably be 
their first single. It’s called “My Best 
Friend.” 

Tinkerbell, formerly with Connie 
DeNave, is Elektra’s new publicity 
assistant working directly under 
Danny Fields at El Supremo’s pub- 
licity office. 

Atco’s the Fireballs are coming into 
town this week . . . the Soft Machine 

hr..-' _ b-en filling up the Scene, Steve 
Paul’s . . . 43th St. nitery, lately . . . 
Jim! Hendrix spent a few nights of 
last week jamming at the Scene in the 

early hours. 

The Scene was the scene of the 1st 
>• rmual State Of The Union Ball last 
■ yek. The ball was thrown in honor 
■ of the Beacon Street Union primarily 
! vc df.:: he auspices of Mike Becce at 
i Pill .It was a big bash and just 
i a . out everybody in town was there. 

The Rascals have started into their 
4th year together as of Mar. 1st. . . . 
Their first gig was at the Choo Choo 
Club in Garfield, N.J. in 1965. After 
3 years, they're still going strong. 


for a continued push on “I Can’t Let 
Go” by Nobody’s Children, which was 
on Bullet but is now on Buddah. He 
also reports excellent play on “Rice 
Is Nice” by the Lemon Pipers. It’s 
following “Green Tambourine.” 

Rich Kids have a new record on 
Steed, “You Made Me A Man.” 
They’re sked’ed for a Jerry Blavat 
TV’er Mar. 19th and will follow that 
with gigs at the Classroom in Philly 
and other places in eastern Pa. . . . 
Ultimate Spinach will play the Surf 
Ballrooms in Mass. Mar. 15-17 and 
returns to the Boston Tea Party Mar. 
29-30. The Troggs arrive from London 
to begin their N. Am. tour in Montreal 
Mar 27th. They’ll do the east coast 
first, playing with the Who at Wash- 
ington’s Constitution Hall Mar. 31st. 
They’ll go from there to the mid-west, 
the south-west, and finally, the west- 
coast. 

Jerry Ross of Merrec is getting 
good reaction to “Girls Need Love” 
by Dee Dee Warwick and Roy Drus- 
ky ’s “You Better Sit Down Kids” . . . 
Duke Dubois, Verve’s man at Metro, 
is doing well with Pat Williams’ 
“Look Of Love” single and “Reach 
Out In Darkness” by Friend and 
Lover as well as with the Dave Van 
Ronk & the Hudson Dusters LP. . . . 
Lanny Lee, Dot, is pushing “Cry On 
My Shoulder” by Phil Flowersa and 
“Green Light” by the American Breed. 
. . . Charlie Morrison, Merrec, reports 
good reaction to “Summertime Blues” 
by Blue Cheer and Dick Corby’s “Air- 
plane” effort by Peter’s Pipers. 

HOLLYWOOD 

That magnificent morning machine 
grinded to a halt on Saturday. The 
team of Lohman and Barkley are off 
the air. At least for the present. Plan- 
ning to free lance, do commercials and 
a few TV spots. There was a rumor 
that Lohman had received an offer to 
do a “single” on one of the top rated 
stations in town. In the tradition of 
show biz, he refused to break up the 
act. It is — and has been — a superior 
duo, rivalling if not excelling such 
stalwarts as Klavin and Finch, Bob 
and Ray, Gallagher and O’Brien, 
Sweeney and March, Steve and Eydie, 
Flatt and Scruggs and Hanson and 
Schwam. The end of an era for 
KFWB, once the color radio colussus. 
A decade back its Hooper was the 
envy of every p.d. in the nation. At 
5:30 A.M. on March 11th it became an 
all-news all-the-time outlet. And those 
gold records in the lobby, presented 
by various record labels in deep ap- 
preciation? Ritchie Valens, the Beach 
Boys, Fats Domino, the Chipmunks — 





artists the station helped to canonize. 
To be discarded ? To be replaced ? 
Possibly by gilt-framed golden news 
stories ? 

In covering the Monterey Pop Festi- 
val last June we noted that “fans 
were on their best behavior ... no 
situations developed.” They “respond- 
ed warmly to the performers — a mis- 
sion for most who were determined 
that this event succeed ... no arrests 
were made. And by Sunday morning, 
with still two concerts to go, police 
chief Marinello announced that ‘most 
of our boys in blue have been sent 
home.’ He estimated the crowds as 
being ‘four times larger than the jazz 


,e. Epic to star in a comedy album — not 
l? yet titled . . . Producer Bones Howe 
^s has booked the Smokestack Lightnin’ 
into the Whiskey-A-Go-Go beginning 
;i- April 18 — group currently cutting 
is their first LP for White Whale . . . 
10 Newest combo formed by Greene and 
I- Stone is labeled “Two Guitars, a 
s- Piano, Drum & Darryl” — they’re 
id pacted to Atlantic, 
ts Spanky Wilson, our “West Coast 
g, Girl of the Week,” is in no way related 
:e to Nancy. Except, to us anyway, she,| 
st projects the aura of those early Nancy I 
it sides with Shearing. She’s 23, from I 
is Pittsburgh, Pa. and has toured with I 
sz Jimmy McGriff. During a recent ap- | 



Marty Paich 


Spanky Wilson 


Ben Raleigh 


festival.’ ” 

As you probably already know the 
Monterey County Fair Board at first 
accepted and then rejected Lou Adler 
and John Phillips’ application to re- 
turn with a new festival late this 
June. Objections range from “insuffi- 
cient housing” and “sale of drugs” to 
“open fornication.” (The last two 
came from Sheriff Jack Davenport 
who, according to director Adler, 
“wasn’t at the three day event.”) 
At this writing Adler and Phillips are 
in Moneterey, appearing before the 
board and fighting for their festival. 
Both sides have a great determination 
and it may be weeks before we get a 
final resolution. 

In the meanwhile a number of ma- 
jor show biz people, at various levels, 
have been sending wires to the board 
urging that the festival go on. Music 
critic Ralph Gleason noted in the San 
Francisco Chronicle the other day 
that “the Monterey Pop Festival was 
a beautiful thing From the standpoint 
of the audience and the artists ... it 
would be a pitiful thing to see it 
moved elsewhere simply because some 
Monterey citizens can’t bear to enter 
the 20th Century ... I bow to no one 
in my concern for my children and I 
believe the moral climate of the Pops 
Festival (and the jazz festival while 
we’re at it) is perfectly safe for them. 
Better, perhaps, than the drunken 
orgies that mark some of the other 
public events held on the same penin- 
sula. Come on, Monterey. The twen- 
tieth century isn’t so bad.” 

Hollywood attorney Walter Hurst, 
who specializes in record industry 
clientele, has filed a declaration of in- 
tention to become a candidate for 
judge of the Municipal Court, office 
No. 4. His campaign headquarters are 
located at 6365 Selma Ave. 

Sidelight to the Grammys — Song- 
smith Ben Raleigh, who has been crea- 
ting standards for the past 22 years, 
still hasn’t won an award. But he 
came close. His “Dead End Street” 
captured “Best R&B Solo Perform- 
ance” for Lou Rawls. Song was com- 
posed by Raleigh and Rawls’ producer 
Dave Axelrod. 

Personal manager Irv Weinhaus has 
returned from Dallas in conjunction 
with the signing of a new rock group. 
He’s presently in St. Louis for con- 
fabs with the Goodtime Singers, cur- 
rently held over for another week at 
Ruggles. . . . Hullabaloo has an- 
nounced two new additions to its staff 
— Cher Cottle as talent buyer and co- 
ordinator and Jerry Sloan as road 
exec. . . . Gary Owens, regular on the 
NBC-TV Rowan and Martin “Laugh- 
In” series and KMPC jock, signed by 


pearance at Hollywood’s jazz Mecca, 1 
Shelly’s Manne Hole, H. B. Barnum 
caught her act. He’s now her manager, 
mentor, arranger and proprietor of 
the new label which released her ini- I 
tial LP. It’s on Mothers Records and 
titled “Spankin’ Brand New.” One of 
the more spinned soft ’n soul sounds 
on the coast. 

Marty Paich set to arrange and 
conduct Mahalia Jackson’s next album 
for Columbia . . . Grammy winner 
Burt Bacharach’s current project — J 
the broadway show score to “Promises « 
Promises,” a musical version of “The J 
Apartment.” . . . Irving Berlin back I 
at work with “Say It With Music”! 
which goes before the cameras in 
early ’69. Feature will featui’e seven 
new songs by the septuagenarian 
songsmith. 

CHICAGO 

Barrington Recordings topper Bill 
Simonini hosted a cocktail party for 
recent pactee Buddy Davis, in the posh I 
Astor Hotel’s Disc de Maxim’s (4)!| 
Affair heralded the breakout of Davis’ 1 
current single “Anyone Can Move A | 
Mountain.” Simonini items that the » 
deck is happening in several southern 
states as well as Chi-Buffalo-St. Louis. I 
Songster is currently p.a.’ing in the 
midwest and will soon depart on a 
cross country tour . . . Miriam Makeba 
has been booked into Mister Kelly’s 
for two weeks opening 3/18. Comic 
Fred Smoot will be sharing the bill . .1 . 
Nice to seee promo man Paul Gallis 
back on the beat, following recent sur- 
gery . . . Columbia group Blood Sweat 
And Tears had to cancel their sched- ! 
uled p.a. visit in town due to illness. 1 
Label just released their new LP 
“Child Is Father To Man” . . . Con- 
grats to Sandy Ambrose of Downtowij - 
Records, who picked up a trophy at the 
recent Omaha, Nebraska, bowling 
tournament! . . . Hello People (Phil-' 
lips) come to town 3/20 for a week’s 
eng-agement in Mother Blues . . . f 
USA’s Bob Monaco says the Cryan 
Shames could have their biggest yet in i 
“Up On The Roof” (Columbia), which I 
is breaking out all over the country. I 
Bob will join the group in New York J 
3/12-13 to work on a new session. if 
Meanwhile, the Shames continue their j 
grueling schedule of one-nighters in B 
and around the midwest . . . Called over | • 
at United Record Dist. and got the® 
lowdown on some new items. Among m 
them “Cowboys To Girls” by The In- 1 
truders (Gamble), “Sit Down And I 
Cry” by Jean Wells (Cala) and “Pe-1 
ni-nee-ni-nu” by Slim Harpo (Excello) I 
. . . In a recent Chicago Report, ARB« 
and Pulse showed WLS-radio reached ■ 
“more different metro area persons’®' 
in an average broadcast week than® 
any other local station! | 


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record of the year 
song of the year 
best performance by a vocal group 
best contemporary single 
best contemporary group performance 
(vocal or instrumental) 


Up, Up and Away 
Up, Up and Away 
Up, Up and Away 
Up, Up and Away 
Up, Up and Away 


the 5th Dimension 
Song Writer: Jim Webb 
the 5th Dimension 
the 5th Dimension 
the 5th Dimension 


“Thank you for filling our beautiful balloon with Grammies” 
THE 5th DIMENSION “Up, Up And Away” 


Produced by Johnny Rivers & Marc Gordon 












'adge To Concertize 'Beat Goes On' LP 


v SW YORK— “The Beat Goes On,” 
Vy the Vanilla Fudge, currently num- 
. • 18 on the LP charts, will be ren- 
ted in concert version by the Atco 
roup. The program will utilize a bat- 
; cry of film and slide projectors, tape 
recorders, and lighting effects, pro- 
grammed on IBM punch cards, and 
synchronized through an electronic 
scanner. A concave screen, about 40” 
wide by 30” high, will be placed be- 
hind the Fudge. During the concert, 
images will be flashed on this minia- 
ture cinerama screen. 

The result, according to the group’s 
manager, Phil Basile, “will be in-per- 
son performances with the impact of 
the record itself.” 

Break-in date for the mixed media 
technique, utilizing electronic gear de- 
veloped for Expo ’67, will be the 
Fudge’s April 7th Rochester concert, 
under the auspices of that city’s Civic 
Music Association. 

Basile admitted that the Vanilla 
Fudge took a “tremendous gamble” 
in releasing “The Beat Goes On” as a 
quick successor to its first LP which 
sold more than 300,000 copies. The new 
release mixes such diverse elements as 
Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” a 
satiric rendition of Glenn Miller’s “In 
The Mood,” and the voices of Neville 
Chamberlin, FDR and Hitler, in a 
rock-bounding setting. 

“We might have played it safe, by 
putting out an album similar to the 
first one,” he explained. “But there 
were some things the boys wanted to 


say; and they felt this was the time 
to say them.” 

According to organist Mark Stein, 
the album “points to popular music, as 
a steady beat underscoring one era of 
history after another . . . basically 
honest in contrast with the words of 
politicians and demagogues.” 

Bass player Tim Bogert is quick 
to add: “That’s just one aspect of what 
the album is about. You may read an- 
other meaning into it — which is fine 
with us.” 

Basile admits that the Fudge knew, 
when they came to Atlantic with the 
project, that two problems would de- 
velop. It is difficult, in the case of a 
“concept” LP such as this one, for a 
dee jay to single out one number for re- 
peated play. Equally thorny is how to 
satisfy fans who expect to encounter 
a group’s latest release when they at- 
tend a live performance. 

“There’s not much we can do to 
solve the first problem, except to hope 
that stations will throw away the rule 
book and play a ‘cut’ that runs eight 
to ten minutes long,” said Basile. 

The answer to the second question 
came more easily. Audiences at upcom- 
ing Fudge concerts “will be totally 
immersed in both sight and sound,” 
Basile continued. “They may see im- 
ages on as many as eight or ten differ- 
ent screens at the same time. Every 
concert will be a ‘happening,’ a kind of 
mod Time Marches On. 

“The only thing that can stop us 
from getting to the top now,” predicted 
Basile happily, “is a blown fuse.” 


S-G Pubbery Appoints 
Maresca General Mgr. 

NEW YORK — Schwartz-Greenberg 
Publishers has named Ernie Maresca 
general manager of the company. 
Schwartz-Greenberg has just complet- 
ed a successful year, with such chart- 
makers as “Child of Clay,” Jimmy 
Rodgers; “Love Me Forever,” Roger 
Williams; “See You In September,” 
by the Happenings; and “Beg, Borrow 
And Steal,” by the Ohio Express. 
Maresca said, “Continued growth is 
our aim with great care given to the 
development of copyrights via national 
and international recordings of songs 
and properties entrusted to us by the 
writer.” Maresca is planning a major 
promotion push on current and fu- 
ture releases which include: “Artifi- 
cial Rose,” by Lost Souls, Liberty; 
“Love Me Forever” by Kate Smith on 
RCA; “How Do You Do It,” Dick and 
Deede on Warner Brothers; “Child Of 
Clay,” Pat Boone on Dot; “Dream, 
Dream, Dream,” Chiffons on Laurie; 
“Don’t Go Away, Baby,” Frank Lyn- 
don, Capitol; and “Cardboard Zeppe- 
lin,” Ten Story Building, Laurie. 


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Traffic Moving Briskly 
Through American Tour 

NEW YORK — United Artists Records’ 
British group, Traffic, sets out on its 
first tour of the United States with a 
three-day (14-16) engagement at the 
Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. 
Already receiving favorable response 
to its first American album, “Mr. 
Fantasy,” Traffic has been booked for 
appearances across the country 
through the end of April, with confir- 
mation of additional dates coming in 
almost daily. 

Traffic will fly directly to San Fran- 
cisco for the Fillmore date, and for 
another the next weekend (21-23) in 
the same venue. Subsequent west coast 
engagements include the Shrine Expo- 
sition Hall in Los Angeles, 29-30; the 
Cheetah Club in Venice, California, 
April 5; the Showgrounds, Santa Bar- 
bara, April 6; and a headline appear- 
ance at Hollywood’s Whiskey A Go 
Go, April 7-11. In the midwest, the 
group will appear at the Grande Ball- 
room in Detroit, April 12-13; and at 
the Cheetah Club in Chicago, April 
19-21, Traffic arrives in the East for 
a weekend stint at New York’s Ac- 
tion House (April 26-28) and for addi- 
tional dates in the area, these to be 
announced shortly. 

Traffic — a trio composed of Stevie 
Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris 
Wood — has recently attracted a con- 
siderable following on the strength 
of their “Mr. Fantasy” album on Unit- 
ed Artists. Originally scheduled for 
l’elease in mid-March, “Mr. Fantasy” 
was rushed out by UA in response to 
the unusually heavy demand brought 
about by widespread exposure of the 
group’s British album on the west 
coast. Instant nation-wide reaction to 
“Mr. Fantasy” led, in turn, to the ad- 
vance release last week of the UA 
soundtrack from the new film, “Hei’e 
We Go ’Round The Mulberry Bush.” 
Traffic collaborated in writing and per- 
forming the music for the film, which 
opened recently to favorable reviews. 

Traffic’s manager, Christopher 
Blackwell announced that Jimmy Mil- 
ler, producer of the “Mr. Fantasy” al- 
bum, has been asked by the Rolling 
Stones to produce their next single 
and LP. Miller is a contract artist with 
UA Records. 


LHI Pacts Honey Ltd. 

BEVERLY HILLS — An all-girl quar- 
tet from Detroit named Honey Ltd. 
has been signed by Lee Hazlewood to 
his LHI record label, which is distrib- 
uted by ABC Records. 

The feminine foursome’s first re- 
lease will be “Come Down” b/w “To- 
morrow Your Heart,” two originals. 
The group’s tunes are written by Lau- 
ra Polkinghome and Marcia Jo Tem- 
mer. Vocals are done by these misses 
and Alexandra Sliwin and sister Joan 
Sliwin. 

All four studied at Wayne State 
University outside Detroit and decided 
to form a group in their sophomore 
year. Last December, after a year’s 
experience, they took a leave of ab- 
sence from school, flew to Los Angeles 
on their savings and walked into 
Hazlewood’s office one Monday morn- 
ing unannounced. By Tuesday after- 
noon, they had signed a contract with 
LHI and cut their first single by 
Thursday. Hazlewood is supporting 
their maiden effort with what LHI 
calls the largest advertising and pro- 
motional campaign in the label’s 
history. 

Marcia (21) writes movie shorts, 
Laura (21) writes poetry, 21-year-old 
Alexandra (Wayne State’s Homecom- 
ing Queen) sews all her own clothes 
and Joan (20) paints, draws and does 
caricatures. 


Monro To Record 
All-Spanish LP 

LOS ANGELES — Matt Monro, Capi- 
tol Records recording artist, prior to 
his concert and TV tour of South 
America this spring (beginning May 
15), will record a special all-Spanish 
album containing translations of his 
songs. The disk is scheduled for x*e- 
lease in South America. Included in 
the LP will be Spanish renditions of 
“Born Free,” “Walk Away,” “My Kind 
Of Girl,” “From Russia With Love,” 
“Portrait Of My Love,” “Softly As I 
Leave You,” “As Long As I’m Sing- 
ing,” and others. 


Lundberg, Liberty Honored I 
By Freedoms Foundation 

LOS ANGELES — The Freedoms 
Foundation has presented Liberty 
Records and Victor Lundberg with the 
George Washington Honor Medal 
Award. 

Lundberg’s Liberty Records single, 
“An Open Letter To My Son,” was 
cited for “An outstanding accomplish- 
ment in helping to achieve a better 
understanding of the American Way 
of Life.” 

Lundberg was also nominated for 
a Grammy for “An Open Letter” in 
the “Best Spoken Word, Documentary 
or Drama Recording” category. 

The Freedoms Foundation award 
winners are selected by an indepen- 
dent National Awards Jury which is 
composed of state Supreme Court jus- 
tices and leaders of national organi- 
zations and business. 

Linda Carr, Life Pacted 
By Chancellor Records 

LOS ANGELES — Chancellor Records, 
a recently reactivated label, has signed 
two new acts, a move which president 
Bob Marcucci feels ties in with the 
diskery’s theme: “The Happening ! 

Sound of The Young World.” 

Chancellor is aiming recently-signed 
singer Linda Carr’s product at the 
Top 40 and R&B markets. The lark 
has been working on material and ar- 
rangements with her producers, Mar- 
cucci, John D’Andrea, and Bob Finiz. 
She began recording several weeks 
ago. 

The newest group to be inked by • 
Chancellor is Life. The act is composed 
of four young musicians that Marcucci 
has been trying to bring together for 
some time. 

Chancellor’s first release is “Girl I 
With The Flower Smile,” by chanter 
Ray Chayfin. 


Tangerine Inks Griffith 

LOS ANGELES — Ex-middleweight 
boxing champion Emile Griffith has 
been signed to a recording contract 
by Tangerine Records, according to 
Ray Charles, president of the label. 
Griffith’s first vocal release is “Going, 
Going, Gone.” 



LOOKING FOR IT — Mercury Records’ latest addition, the Pleasure Seekers, 
along with the group’s manager Leo Fenn (pen in hand) signed their initial 
recording contract with Mercury, represented by producer Dick Corby (seated 
center) who discovered the self-contained quintet in a disko. The Pleasure 
Seekers are (standing from the left): Pattie Quatro, Pammy Benford, Suzi 
Soul, and Arlene Fenn. The seated Pleasure Seeker is Darline Arnone. 


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MAR. 17-22, 
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Reading Charts 

Verve A&R man Esmond 
Edwards, guitarist Kenny 
Burrell, and arranger Don 
Sebesky consult the music 
at a recent Burrell re- 
cording session, for the 
“Blues, The Common 
Ground” LP set for Mar. 
release. The set will fea- 
ture some quartet sides 
and a lot of Burrell against 
a Sebesky-led band. A Se- 
besky/Edwards collabora- 
tion LP is set for May re- 
lease and will be entitled, 
“Don Sebesky And The 
Jazz Rock Happening.” 


Goodman At Philharmonic 
To Offer Classics, Jazz 

NEW YORK — “An Evening With 
Benny Goodman” will feature both 
classical and jazz music on Sunday 
night, March 17, at Philharmonic Hall 
in Lincoln Center. The concert is for 
the benefit of the New York Univer- 
sity Medical Center. 

Goodman, who is producing the event 
and underwriting its expenses, has 
engaged Madame Licia Albanese, 
noted prima donna, and the Chamber 
Symphony of Philadelphia, conducted 
by Anshel Brusilow, for the classical 
segment. Miss Albanese, famed as the 
outstanding Puccini heroine during her 
years with the Metropolitan Opera, 
will be heard in arias by that com- 
poser. The Chamber Symphony will 
perform Rossini and Haydn selec- 
tions and Goodman will join the en- 
semble as soloist in his first New York 
performance of the Weber Clarinet 
Concerto #2 in Eb Major. 

For the jazz portion of the even- 
ing, Goodman will be reunited with 
vibraharpist Lionel Hampton and pi- 
anist Teddy Wilson, former members 
of the famed Benny Goodman Quartet. 
Joining them to form the Benny Good- 
man Septet will be Joe Newman, Gene 


Bertincini, George Duvivier and Bobby 
Donaldson. 

The entire ensemble, including Ma- 
dame Albanese, will appear together 
in a Salute to George Gershwin in the 
program’s finale. 

Tickets are available at the benefit 
office, New York University Medical 
Center, 550 First Avenue, NYC, and 
at the Philharmonic Hall box office. 


Trinity Distrib Rights 

NEW YORK— Trinity Record Dis- 
tributors of Hartford and New York 
last week was named the exclusive 
distribution firm for Cotique Records, 
thus becoming a leader in the Latin 
American market for the area. 

Ed DiNallo, president of the distrib- 
uting company, last week unveiled 
the news of the Cotique appointment, 
and said that with the addition of the 
label’s artists Johnny Colen, the Le- 
bron Brothers, Joey Pastrano and oth- 
ers, Trinity is probably now the big- 
gest Latin outlet in the New York 
locale. Other record companies on the 
Trinity roster include Tico, Alegre, 
Swinger, Mardi Gras and the Cay- 
tronic Tape line. 

King, Ronn, Roost, Jewel, Paula, 
Roulette and other pop labels are also 
handled by the distributor. 



Fields at the 
t of snow-capped 
Fuji filled with 
Harumi singing. 


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FOCUS ON MZZ 

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There is today, perhaps more than 
ever before, a closer relationship be- 
tween jazz and what is the popular 
music of the moment. The jazz artists 
are borrowing from the pop field and, 
inversely, the pop artists are incorpo- 
rating more and more jazz in their 
efforts. This can only have a salutory 
effect on both areas because it will 
broaden the horizons for all perform- 
ers and, in so doing, will reach a much 
wider audience. Jazz has always been 
regarded as music with a limited audi- 
ence; pop music, in its endeavor to 
reach as wide an audience as possible, 
has usually been of a very elemen- 
tary nature and often looked down 
upon by listeners who sought greater 
musical stimulation. Now, with this 
recent lend-lease attitude, the pop mu- 
sic has become infinitely more substan- 
tial and jazz, with its gleanings from 
the pop field, is more in tune to em- 
brace those followers of pop music 
who are ready to graduate to a more 
sophisticated sound. 

A new release that perhaps epitom- 
izes this amalgamation is one titled 
“Rotary Connection,” the maiden ef- 
fort of a new label, Concept, which is 
a subsidiary of the better known 
Cadet label. “Rotary Connection” was 
a six month project and required 150 
hours of studio time to complete. It’s 
the brain child of Marshall Chess, who 
produced the album in conjunction 
with arranger Charles Stepney. Ac- 
cording to Chess the album started 
out as one which would appeal only 
to the youth but as the work evolved 
it became something else ... an al- 
bum that, through the use of elec- 
tronic devices, voices, unusual instru- 
mentation, would have a much more 
universal appeal. Stepney and Chess 
both admit that once they got started 
on “Rotary Connection” it became 
like an obsession with them and they 
found themselves working in the stu- 
dio, completely unmindful of the 
hours, the expense, and the energies 
expended. The detail that went into 
the album is characterized by the fact 
that one sixty second piece of tape 
took three hours to prepare. In dis- 
cussing the album with the producers, 
I learned that they ended up with 
twenty boxes of recording tape, from 
which there is thirty five and a half 
minutes of music on the album. That’s 
a very dramatic difference, I know, 
but not when one considers that on 
the track, “I Didn’t Want To Have To 
Do It,” eight hours were devoted to 
perfecting the sound effects alone. 
Things like this point up the fact that 
the pop music of today is taking giant 
steps forward, utilizing all the imagi- 
nation and all the electronic facilities 
that are available to adventurous and 
skillful producers. And if this type of 
recorded music catches on with the 
public, and I think it must, there 
will be no turning back to the music 
of yesterday, which, by comparison, 
sounds somewhat primitive. As evi- 
dence of their faith in “Rotary Con- 
nection” and what it portends, Mar- 
shall Chess and Charles Stepney will 
record their next effort on a twelve 
track machine which has been ordered 
expressly for subsequent recordings. 

As the album title suggests, there 
is a connection here for everyone. For 
example, there is a thirty eight sec- 
ond track called “Rapid Transit” which 
is very Bartokian in flavor. It is placed 
very judiciously between “Amen” and 
“Turn Me On” and, because of this 
placement, has a very disarming effect 
on the listener. But this strategy is 
just one of a series of such occurrences 
that reflect the thought that has gone 
into the album. Much of today’s pop 
music has been labeled psychedelic 
(most often without legitimate reason) 
and the inference is that if there is a 
discernible direction to contemporary 
pop music, this is it. Along these lines, 
“Rotary” genuinely qualifies because 
it cracks your mind and makes you 
listen. There is so much going on with 
voices, electronics, instrumentation, 
source material, that you have to listen 


again and again to fully comprehend 
the full impact of what’s in the 
grooves. I don’t mean to suggest that 
the album is so cerebral that one can’t 
react upon the first listening. The ini- 
tial grab is there, but, more important, 
the promise of hearing again what you 
might have missed the first time is 
sufficiently strong to make you want 
to play it over . . . and over . . . and 
over. 

The basic instrumentation for the al- 
bum is twenty three pieces, which in- 
clude seven strings, four horns, piano, 
bass, two guitars, harp, and assorted I 
percussion (timbales, bell tree, vibes, [ 
sitar, tabla, explorer, electric sitar, 
banya, clavinet, and theremin). Of 
paramount importance to the ultimate 
sound are the seven voices, each of 
whom should be commended for a com-' 
pletely musical effort. It’s uncanny 
how these singers have captured 
Charles Stepney’s concept and how 
facile they have been in using their 
voices as integral parts of his arrange- 
ments. 

Upon requiring, I have learned that 
a copy of “Rotary Connection” has 
been sent out to all the jazz deejays 
on Cadet’s mailing list. Originally, 
this was not planned, but the feedback 
indicated that some jazz deejays 
throughout the country had jumped on 
the album and that the audience re- 
sponse had been so good that imme- 
diately Cadiet’s entire jazz list was 
serviced. This raises a very interest- 
ing speculation: upon receiving an al- 
bum that is not, by strict definition, a 
jazz album, will the jazz deejays, 
whose tastes are usually very paro- 
chial, digress from their policy and 
program something that is fresh, vital 
. . . and deserving? I can state, with 
some asurance, that many will not! 
But, as in all things, there will be some 
visionary jocks who will recognize the 
musical merit in “Rotary Connection” 
and who will incorporate it in their 
programming, with the hope that they 
will be broadening the horizons for 
their listeners and themselves. Ulti- 
mately, this type of music will find its 
way to all good music programs, it is 
that substantial. Here, at the begin- 
ning, it will be very interesting to ob- 
serve who will be the leaders and who 
will be the followers. 

I’m certain that my unbridled en- 
thusiasm for this album makes it 
sound like I have a piece of the action. 

I wish I did have! But I have been, 
for more years than I care to remem- 
ber, a champion of jazz, and if I see a 
way to romance more people to the 
fold, I’m for it. All art forms are in a 
constant state of evolution and if tak- 
ing from one area will fortify another 
area, again I’m for it. I know the back- 
ground of both Marshall Chess and 
Charles Stepney and I know, too, that 
they feel precisely as I do about jazz, 
about all good music, in fact. I know 
about the energy, talent, devotion, 
love, and passion that they have 
poured into this collaboration and I 
want to see it happen because I honest- 
ly feel that it deserves to happen. 

I know that if it does, there will be 
more such albums forthcoming and 
that will breathe new life into a form 
of music that sometimes begins to 
sound very much the same as what 
we’ve heard before. 


Prestige Markets 
Six March Albums 

BERGENFIELD, N.J. — Prestige Rec- 
ords is offering six albums for the 
month of March. The packages include: 
“Midnight Sun,” Jack McDuff; “Life 
Force,” Eric Kloss; “Trust In Me,” 
Houston Person; “Odyssey,” Miles 
Davis; “Soul Trane,” John Coltrane; 
and “Boppin’ With The Chet Baker 
Quintet.” 


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DECCA RECORDS, A Division of MCA Inc., NEW YORK, N. Y., U.S.A. 


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MiA's Net Earnings Up 15% Over 1966 


: YORK — 1967 net earnings for 

f.CCA increased more than 15% over 
, : .ose of the previous year, according 
co Lew R. Wasserman, president of 
• e company. 

Consolidated net income for the year 
j 367 was $15,680,140 and after pre- 
ferred dividends, amounted to $3.20 
per share on the 4,701,228 average 
number of common shares outstand- 
ing. Gross revenues for 1967 totaled 
$224,338,898, the highest in the com- 
pany’s history. 


Comparable figures for 1966 were: 
consolidated net income $13,619,194, 
$2.76 net income per share on 4,703,001 
average number of common shares, 
and $218,137,751 gross revenues. 

Wasserman reported that the upturn 
in earnings resulted from improve- 
ment in box office results of feature 
motion pictures, increased profitability 
of television production, and record 
earnings of the music publishing and 
savings and loan companies. 


MGM & ABC-TV Tie-In 
For Newton Promo Tour 

NEW YORK — Executives and field 
force men from MGM Records and rep- 
resentatives of ABC-TV have initiated 
a cross-country promotional tour for 
Wayne Newton to publicize the artist’s 
forthcoming “One More Time” tele- 
vision special and his latest single and 
LP releases titled for the show and 
song. 

Covering 31 cities up through April 
1, the singer will be working closely 
with the ABC-TV press and promo 
department, and four of MGM Records’ 
top executives. Newton will be accom- 
panied on his western swing by Clive 
Fox who heads the West Coast office 
for MGM. They will hit Los Angeles, 
San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Salt 
Lake City, Denver, Omaha, Des 
Moines and Kansas City together. 
Mike Becce, national LP promotion 
manager will catch up with the tour 
in St. Louis, and continue with Newton 
through Minneapolis, Milwaukee, In- 
dianapolis, Detroit, Cleveland and 
Pittsburgh. There, Harold Berkmari, 
national singles promo manager, will 
take over and escort Newton to New 
York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Wash- 
ington, Atlanta, Miami and New Or- 
leans to meet Frank Mancini in charge 
of A&R and product development. He 
will work with Newton on the last leg 
of the trip from Nashville to Mem- 
phis, San Antonio, Dallas, Chicago, 


Paul Evans To Columbia 

NEW YORK — Paul Evans, artist and 
writer who gained major success with 
“Seven Little Girls Sitting In the Back 
Seat,” has just signed to record with 
Columbia Records. His first release, 
already in distribution, is “One Red 
Rose.” 

The initial Columbia single was pro- 
duced in Nashville, where Evans has 
been working with Paul Parnes who 
co-authored the new release. 

Best known for his performing work 
on “Seven Little Girls,” “Midnight 
Special” and “Happy Go Lucky Me,” 
he has also had a string of well-known 
compositions including the “Happiness 
Is” song. 

Currently back from the Far East 
U.S.O. Tour for ASCAP, Evans is 
planning a series of deejay visits to 
promote his “One Red Rose” single. 
The publishers Natson-Port are work- 
ing on a promotion to cover the pop, 
c&w and middle-of-the-road markets, 
all of which could accept the song. 

Cincinnati, Columbus and back to L.A. 

Travel will be accomplished by a 
chartered plane, and visits will include 
press conferences, coktail parties, ra- 
dio and television appearances which 
have been set for the artist in each of 
the cities. Emphasis will be on “All 
the Time” recordings and his TV show 
during which he will perform nine 
songs and play the guitar, banjo, violin 
and trumpet. Airdate is April 8. 



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MAN OF THE YEAR— Mercury’s na- 
tional promotion managers meeting 
was recently held at the Marriott Ho- 
tel in Chicago. Marty Goldrod (right), 
national promo director for Mercury, 
presents Topper Schroeder of Merrec- 
Chicago with the Mercury Promotion 
Man of the Year award. Pam Burns 
of Merrec in San Francisco and Bert 
Johnson of Merrec in Boston, were also 
recipients. 


ABC Promotes 
Wayne Thomas 

NEW YORK— ABC Records is putting 
a promotional push behind Wayne 
Thomas, a 23-year-old singer who is 
a native of Manchester, England. 
Thomas was discovered by ABC prexy 
Larry Newton on a recent trip to Lon- 
don. Hearing a dub of the first record 
Thomas recorded, Newton made the 
immediate decision to acquire him for 
ABC, and finalized negotiations with 
Tito Burns. 

The first record by Thomas has al- 
ready been released by ABC, “I’ll Be 
Yours,” which is the English trans- 
lation of “Nel Sole,” recently popular 
in Italy. Thomas, who is booked by 
GAC in the United States and the 
Harold Davison Agency throughout 
the world, will make fifteen television 
appearances in London starting on 
March 15th. He’ll travel to the United 
States for appearances and promo- 
tional work shortly after. 

On the strength of ABC’s faith in 
the Thomas sound, the singer has al- 
ready begun recording an album for 
an early release. As well as an exten- 
sive schedule of advertising and pro- 
motion, ABC has hired the services 
of a promotion consultant to work 
strictly on Wayne Thomas. 


He' 


Tunes From 'Dr. Dolittle' 
Now Have Over 300 Waxings 


NEW YORK— Big 3 Music Reports ' 


that over 300 waxings have been made 
of songs and themes from the score 
of the 20th Century-Fox film, “Doctor 
Dolittle.” 

Action on the “Dolittle” score has 
been sparked by the Hastings Music 
wing of Big 3 and by promoter Happy 
Goday who has handled special record 
exploitation of the Leslie Bricusse 
score. The list of 300 recordings is 
highlighted by the 20th Century-Fox 
Original Soundtrack, which has been . 
riding the charts for more than 20 
weeks, and by 16 other albums featur- 
ing the complete 14-song score. 

The roster of artists who have cut 
either single or album recordings of 1 
“Dolittle” tunes includes Jack Jones, 
Anthony Newley, Sammy Davis, Jr., 
Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Andy 
Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Lainie Ka- 
zan, Petula Clark, John Gary, Tony 
Bennett, Kate Smith, Andre Kostela- 
netz, Roger Williams, Lawrence Welk 
Leroy Holmes, Ferrante and Teicher, 
Bing Crosby and Charlie Byrd. 

The Leslie Bricusse score is curren 
ly attracting more recording and per 
formance activity as a result of the re- 
cent Academy Award nominations for 
“Talk To The Animals” (Best Song) 
and two “Best Score” Oscar bids. 




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James Brown To Play 
$70,000 One-Nighter 


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NEW YORK — James Brown has been 
booked for a one-night stand on be- 
half of the Ivory Coast’s national char- 
ities with a cost figure reported at 
near $70,000. 

The r&b artist was approached f 
this appearance after placing first 
a favorite artist poll. Scheduled da 
of the show is March 31 at Abidjan, 
the country’s capital. 

Cost of transporting Brown and his 
35-man troupe to the annual gala will 
be footed by the Ivorian government 
and its radio-TV system. He will be 
given a dinner in his honor the night 
before the show and is expected to 
return to the US on April 1. 

Director of the show is the Ivory 
Coast Minister of Information M. 
Mathieu Ekra, who contacted the artist 
through the nation’s New York con- 
sulate. Negotiations were made with 
Jack Bart, president of Universal At- 
tractions, for Brown’s first appearance 
in Africa. 




NO ‘END’ IN SIGHT — Here are some scenes fx-om the gala opening night 
press gathering for the Lemon Pipers at the Bitter End. Top photo shows Artie 
Ripp (left), president of Kama Sutra and Buddah holding up a gold record 
awarded the Lemon Pipers for “Gi - een Tambourine.” Neil Bogart, genei’al 
manager of Buddah, looks on, as do the Lemon Pipers. Bottom photo shows 
Art Kass, executive vice president of Kama Suti-a pi-esenting Bogai-t and the 
Lemon Pipers with the Cash Box “Top 100 Award” for their smash, number 
one “Green Tambourine” single. The tune was wi’itten by Paul Leka and Shelly 
Pinz, who also defied the group’s current follow-up single, “Rice Is Nice.” 1 


Cash Box — March 16, 1968 




The “Soul Men” Do It Again! 

SAM & DAVE 
"I THANK YOU” 




242 




Congratulations SAM & DAVE for your Grammy Award 
BEST RHYTHM & BLUES GROUP PERFORMANCE: "SOUL MAN 


ash Box — March 16, 1968 


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GODZ 

NEW MUSIC 

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CHARLES TYLER 
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PAUL BLEY 
STEVE LACY 
GIUSUPPI LOGAN 
SONNY SIMMONS 
MARION BROWN 
FRANK WRIGHT 

PSYCHEDELIC 

SUN RA 
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R&B 

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CLASSICAL 

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THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX LITURGY 

COUNTRY & WESTERN 

HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS 

SHOW MUSIC 

COACH WITH SIX INSIDES 

DOCUMENTARY 

TIM LEARY 
MOVEMENT SOUL 
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EAST VILLAGE OTHER 

COMEDY 

TULI KUPFERBERG 

PERCUSSION 

ZITRO 

SONNY MURRY 
MILFORD GRAVES 

EUROPEAN NEW MUSIC 

CARL BERGER 
GUNTER HAMPEL 
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FOLK 

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Lanny Lee, New York promo man- 
ager for Dot Records, hasn’t been 
hacking around. He recently initiated 
a promotion campaign for the Mills 
Brothers’ current chart single, “Cab 
Driver.” New York cabbies and cabs 
have been the focus of the drive. Lee 
gave Gary Alexander, program direc- 
tor of WFAS-White Plains, N.Y., 150 
bumper stickers, which read, “ ‘Cab 
Driver,’ by the Mills Brothers. Dot’s 
Got It!” He also presented the p.d. 
with 150 “Cab Driver” singles. The 
stickers and disks were gone in two 
days, with hackmen calling or writing 
WFAS for free copies. Lee has busied 
metropolitan youngsters with the task 
of putting the bumper stickers on New 
York taxis. Local radio personnel have 
been responding favorably to the pro- 
motion. 

On Monday, March 4, WNEW-New 
York began airing a new series of 
seven daily reports, seven days a week, 
on the educational, artistic, and cul- 
tural events taking place in and 
around New York City. WNEW has 
enlisted in this project the city’s world- 
famous museums, zoos, and educa- 
tional and art centers. Representatives 
from each organization bring 
WNEW’s listeners news of exhibits, 
lectures, films, and unique displays. 
Organizations offering a highly diverse 
range of interesting subjects are tak- 
ing part in the outlet’s public service 
series. Institutions participating in the 
WNEW Culture Series include The 
Museum of Natural History, the Hay- 
den Planetarium, New York Aquarium, 
Bronx Zoo, Museum of the City of 
New York, Museum of Modern Art, 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The 
New York Public Library. 

The KEZY- Anaheim air personali- 
ties let the chips fall where they may 
in celebration of George Washington’s 
Birthday. Dubbed the “George Wash- 
ington Cherry Tree Episode,” the pro- 
motion awarded 24 live sapling cherry 
trees, one each hour, to KEZY listen- 
ers. The outlet ran the contest in con- 
junction with a local Orange County 
nursery. The KEZY deejays each took 
hatchet to tree, and the audience was 
invited to phone its favorite deejay 
and guess when his sapling would suc- 
cumb. Chopping away at the promotion 
were: the sponsor, Green Haven 

Nurseries; the account executive, 
Bruce Talford; the music director, 
Arnie McClatchey; the production 
manager, Jerry Harms; and, of course, 
the tree-felling troupe of KEZY dee- 
jays. 

Dr. Newton N. Minow, former 
F.C.C. chairman will address the 
luncheon banquet at the Intercollegiate 
Broadcasting System Convention on 
March 30. Approximately 800 col- 
legiate broadcasters from college radio 
stations across the United States are 
expected to attend this, IBS’s 29th An- 
nual National Convention. The Con- 
vention is a two-day meeting with 
Saturday sessions being held in the 
Palmer House in Chicago and Sunday 
admission to the National Association 
of Broadcasters Convention exhibit 
floor. IBS is a trade association and 
network of over 325 college radio out- 
lets in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto 
Rico. 

KSFO-San Francisco’s four-week 
Valentine’s Day romance with its 
listeners was culminated on February 
14 when Irene Vassar of San Rafael 
won the grand prize — a luxury cruise 
for two to the Hawaiian Islands aboard 
Matson’s S.S. Lurline and $1,000 for 
expenses. There were also 100 Bay 
Area residents who won tickets and 
lunch for the San Francisco Giants’ 
baseball opener. During the Valentine 
promotion, “KSFO Loves You” badges 
were given away in supermarkets, gas 
stations, restaurants, and bowling al- 
leys. Then on Valentine’s Day, spot- 
ters toured the Bay Area to select 100 
people wearing the badges. Miss Vas- 
sar was spotted at Pacific Street about 
to report to her job in the personnel 
department of Wells Fargo Bank. The 


100 Valentine’s Day winners were 
eligible for the grand luxury prize, 
selected on February 15 by Ernie Nev- 
ers, who picked out the winning 
ticket on the Sherwood Affair. The 
jubilant Miss Vassar will give the 
Matson Makahiki Festival cruise to 
her parents who live in Daly City. She 
will join the other 99 winners at the 
Giants opener on “KSFO Loves You 
Day” at Candlestick Park. 

KLAC-Los Angeles recently insti- 
tuted The Two-Way Morning Report, 
a fast-paced mix of news and news- 
makers’ calls interlaced with com- 
ments and questions by participating 
listeners. The program is aired from 6 
to 7 A.M. Actual listener calls are in- 
tended to provide a “live” feel to the 
news of the day. The Two-Way Morn- 
ing Report includes special reports 
from Metromedia News Bureaus, edit- 
ed repeats of important newsmaker 
calls, plus selected short excerpts from 
listeners making comments and offer- 
ing opinions on current events. KLAC 
program manager Willis Duff states 
that the program has one distinct dif- 
ference from all other news broad- 
casts — it is the people who determine 
what is most newsworthy; the people 
who decide what it is they wish to 
know more about. 



CALIFORNIA KENNELS FOR CASS’ 
CANINES: Mama Cass Elliot of the 
Mamas and the Papas recently phoned 
KHJ-Hollywood deejay Robert W. 
Morgan to ask if some of his listeners 
might want to make homes for seven 
puppies born to Cass’ German Shep- 
herd, “Kelly.” The pooches’ new own- 
ers are shown above at the KHJ stu- 
dios with Morgan and Mama Cass, as 
the puppies pose in various loving at- 
titudes. 

SPUTTERS: WIP-Philadelphia air 

personality Ken Garland has accepted 
honorary chairmanship of the 1968 
Multiple Sclerosis Hope Chest Drive 
for the Burlington County Chapter of 
the National Multiple Sclerosis So- 
ciety. 

VITAL STATISTICS: Ernestine 

Mathis, WOKS-Columbus, Ga., an- 
nouncer, has assumed the post of mu- 
sic director at the outlet . . .Carl Tru- 
man Wiglesworth has been named pro- 
gram director of WKLO-Louisville 
. . . Frank Brodie has joined CKLW- 
Detroit as a deejay . . . Henry Walter, 
director of public affairs for WMCA- 
New York, bas been appointed director 
of public affairs for the Straus Broad- 
casting Group. He will continue at his 
WMCA post. 


Monroe Records Old 
Cohan Tune On Bell 

NEW YORK — Vaughan Monroe will 
be showcased on Bell Records, singing 
“Rose,” a rediscovered tune by George 
M. Cohan. The song is one of the 
melodies in the Broadway-bound bio 
musical, “George M.,” starring Joel 
Gray. The flip side of the disk is the 
inspirational tune “God Is Alive.” 
Charlie Grean produced the single. 


Bios ior 


Dee Jays 

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The Delfonics, currently based in 
Philadelphia, are comprised of Wil- 
liam Hart, Randy Cain, and Wilbert 
Hart. Randy and Wilbert both attend- 
ed Overbrook High and William went 
to Carr Heights in Washington, D.C. 
The trio has been together for six 
years and looks forward to a long 
career in the entertainment field. The 
threesome’s outside interests include 
golf, billiards, and other sports. The 
group is represented on the charts with 
their current single, “La-La Means I 
Love You,” which is on the Philly 
Groove label. The deck is number 10 
this week. The lid’s success has led 
to many bookings for the Delfonics. 
They are set for appearances at the 
Apollo in New York later this month, 
the Howard Theater in Washington, 
the Regent in Chicago, and the Uptown 
in Philadelphia. The Delfonics’ first al- 
bum, due for release next week, will* 
be divided between standards and orig- 
inals. 


Ultimate Spinach 



The Ultimate Spinach flowered in 
the fertile soil of Boston, currently 
the scene of a great deal of musical 
excitement. The group consists of Ian 
Bruce-Douglas, leader; Keith “Bad 
Trip” Lahtienen, drums; Jeff Cahoon, 
lead guitar; Richard “Grub” Nese, 
bass; and Barbara Hudson, whom the 
others have dubbed “Jolly Green Earth 
Mother.” Formerly the Underground 
Cinema, the Spinach concluded a suc- 
cessful six-week stint at Boston’s Uni- 
corn to go “underground for a change 
of equipment, of name, and a radical 
change in sound, if that’s possible.” 
Ian’s versatility is demonstrated on 
such instruments as electric organ and 
piano, 12-string guitar, autoharp, sitar, 
and dulcimer. He also sings lead vo- 
cals. “Much of our music is our own,” 
says Ian. “Jeff and Barbara do the 
pretty things while I do more of the 
freaked-out things.” The Spinach, 
aiming for a “total environmental 
music,” has reached a wide environ- 
ment with its MGM album, “Ultimate 
Spinach,” which is number 70 on the 
charts this week. 


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Toussaint 

McCall 

“LIKE NEVER 
BEFORE" 

Ronn 20 


Joe 

Valentine 

i CAN’T 
STAND TO 
SEE YOU GO” 

Ronn 14 


NEW RELEASES 
SMASH INSTRUMENTAL! 

Ronnie Kole 
Trio 

“ODE TO 
BILLIE JOE” 

Paula 296 

Ted 

Taylor 

“0LLIE MAE” 

b/w 

"I NEED YOUR 
LOVE SO BAD" 


Flo Ballard Solos 
With ABC Records 

NEW YORK — Florence Ballard, for- 
merly of the Supremes, has just 
signed an exclusive recording contract 
with ABC Records. The pacting fol- 
lowed a premature announcement and 
was concluded late the week before 
last. 

She went into the studios last week 
to cut her first single for the label 
and an album for future release. 
She is being recorded as a solo artist, 
and was produced by George Kerr 
who worked with Linda Jones, the 
O’Jays and others. 

Miss Ballard is also preparing a 
night club act. 



Larry Newton & Florence Ballard 


Chessman Enterprises 
Found New Record Firm 

NEW YORK — Haydn Harris, presi- 
dent of Chessman Enterprises, has 
made official the formation of a new 
record division for the firm. Called 
Chessman Records, the label will be 
specializing in popular music to in- 
clude easy listening, pop and r&b 
material. 

Affiliated publishing ifirms for the 
label are the H. R. Harris pubbery 
(ASCAP) and Chessman Music 
(BMI). 

First release from the new label, 
already on the market, is “The 
Greatest Fool” by John Michael Ed- 
wards. An album is also currently in 
the works. 

Offices for the company are at 250 
East 73d Street in New York. 


Premiere's Underground 
Division Makes Debut 

NEW YORK — A new division to 
handle “underground” attractions has 
been established by Premiere Talent 
Associates. Frank Barsalona, presi- 
dent of Premiere, said the agency 
plans to bring performers from the 
West Coast to the East Coast and to 
shuttle eastern acts westward. 

First attractions being booked are 
Orpheus, Ultimate Spinach and Bea- 
con Street Union. 

The selection of an executive to 
head the new division will be an- 
nounced shortly. 


S. Frank Joins Reshen, Inc. 

NEW YORK — Steve Frank, for many 
years manager of the royalty depart- 
ment of MGM Records, has been 
appointed assistant to Neil C. Reshen, 
president of the business management 
firm bearing his name. 

Neil C. Reshen, Inc., representing 
a wide variety of music industry 
clients, handles business affairs for 
the Cowsills; the publicity firm of 
Michael F. Goldstein, Inc.; Leonard 
Stogel Associates, personal manage- 
ment organization, the Mothers of 
Invention, and the Velvet Under- 
ground. 


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THE DOCK OF THE BAY 


28 

A MILLION TO ONE 



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2 


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22 

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VALLEY OF THE DOLLS 


29 

SHOW TIME 



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32 

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Joe Tex (Dial 4069) 

4 

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FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE 

Jackie Wilson & Count Basie 
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5 

31 

SON OF HICKORY 
HOLLER'S TRAMP 

O. C. Smith (Columbia 44425) 

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THE END OF OUR ROAD 

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TEN COMMANDMENTS 
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La-La MEANS 1 LOVE YOU 

Del Forties (Philly Groove 150) 

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Peaches & Herb (Date 1592) 

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33 

NO SAD SONGS 


8 

WALK AWAY RENEE 

4 Tops (Motown 1119) 

6 


Joe Simon (Sound Stage 7-2602) 

21 




34 

1 GOT THE FEELIN' 


9 

IF YOU CAN WANT 



James Brown (King 6155) 

39 


Miracles (Tamla 54162) 

15 

35 

BABY NOW THAT I'VE 


10 

WE'RE A WINNER 


FOUND YOU 



Impressions (ABC 11022) 

7 


Foundations (Uni 55038) 

29 

11 

BURNING SPEAR 

11 

36 

FOREVER CAME TODAY 



Soulful Strings (Cadet 5576) 

Diana Ross & The Supremes 
(Motown 1122) 

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12 

1 WISH IT WOULD RAIN 

Temptations (Gordy 7068) 

9 

37 

LICKIN' STICK 






George Torrence & Natural (Shout 224) 34 

13 

DANCE TO THE MUSIC 

Sly & The Family Stone (Epic 10256) 

17 

38 

GOT WHAT YOU NEED 

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14 

A MAN NEEDS A WOMAN 

James Carr (Goldwax 332) 

10 


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CHECK YOURSELF 


15 

BORN FREE 

Hesitations (Kapp 878) 

12 


Debbie Taylor (Decca 32259) 

40 




40 

IF THIS WORLD WERE MINE 


16 

I'M GONNA MAKE YOU 



Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 


LOVE ME 

Madeline Bell (Mod 1007) 

20 


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42 





41 

TE-NI— NI-NU 


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IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR 



Slim Harpo (Excello 2294) 

41 

Mirettes (Review 11004) 

19 

42 

MY BABY MUST BE A 



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THAT'S A LIE 



MAGICIAN 



Ray Charles (ABC Paramount 11045) 

23 


Marvelettes (Tamla 54158) 

25 

19 

THERE WAS A TIME 


43 

THE DOCK OF THE BAY 



James Brown (King 6144) 

14 


King Curtis & Kingpins (Atco 6562) 

44 

20 

COUNT THE DAYS 


44 

IN THE MORNING 



Inez & Charlie Foxx (Dynamo 112) 

16 


Mighty Marvelows (ABC 11011) 

46 

21 

THERE IS 


45 

LIKE NEVER BEFORE 



Dells (Cadet 5574) 

18 


Toussaint McCall (Ronn 20) 

49 

22 

DRIFTING 


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YOU 



Bobby Bland (Duke 432) 

26 


Marvin Gaye (Tamla 54160) 

30 


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New RIAA Bulletin 
Has Cassette Stds. 

NEW YORK— The Record Industry 
Association of America has announc- 
ed publication of a revised Bulletin 
(No. E 5), “Standards For Magnetic 
Tape Records.” Revisions include the 
addition of standards for cassettes. 

Already distributed to members of 
RIAA, individual copies of the new 
standards will be made available 
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Etta James (Cadet 5594) 


SOUL SERENADE 

Willie Mitchell (Hi 2140) 

LOOKING FOR A FOX 

Clarence Carter (Atlantic 2461) 

TAKE TIME TO KNOW HER 

Percy Sledge (Atlantic 2490) 


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Sweet Inspirations (Atlantic 2476) 


31 


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Hesitations (Kapp 899) 


27 


49 AFRICAN BOO-GA-LOO 

Jackie Lee (Keymen 114) 


37 


50 DAYS OF PEARLY SPENCER 

David McWilliams (Kapp 896) 


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ONE NIGHT STAND— A music man’s band ... the execs take the stand. 
Shown entertaining the guests at the New York presentation of the NARAS 
Grammys in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton are (from the left) : George 
Wein, Milt Gabler, Arnold Maxin, Joe Rene, Teo Macero, and Paul Robinson. 
Their performance was a fun-filled venture that seemed to be enjoyed by 
the performers as well as the audience. 


Col Unveils March LP's & Tapes 


NEW YORK — Columbia Records last 
week unveiled a March album and 
tape release of 26 albums and 34 
tapes. 

Popular Sets 

Highlighting the album release are 
10 popular sets: ‘Child Is Father To 
The Man,” by Blood, Sweat and 
Tears; “Nefertiti,” by Miles Davis; 
“A Long Time Cornin’,” by the Elec- 
tric Flag; “An Audience With The 
King of Wands,” by Gale Garnett and 
the Gentle Reign; “Conspicuous Only 
In Its Absence,” by the Great Society 
with Grace Slick; “Love Is Blue,” by 
Johnny Mathis; “Eli And The Thir- 
teenth Confession,” by Laura Nyro; 
“Take Me As I Am,” by Ray Price; 
“The United States of America,” 
by the United States of America; 
and “Paul Whiteman And His Or- 
chestra Featuring Bing Crosby.” 

“Bomarzo” 

Columbia’s classical Masterworks 
line is offering 8 packages for March. 
First on the list is the world premiere 
recording, on 3 disks, of Argentinian 
composer Alberto Ginastra’s opera, 
“Bomarzo.” The set, available in 
stereo only, is sung in Spanish and 
features soloist Salvador Novoa, 
Claramae Turner, Isabel Penagos, 
Joanna Simon, Richard Torigi, Robert 
Gregori, Brent Ellis and Joaquin 
Romaguera, with the Opera Society 
of Washington Orchestra and Chorus, 
conducted by Julius Rudel. The album 
was produced by Masterworks staff 
producer Thomas Z. Shepard. 

Based on a prizewinning novel by 
Buenos Aires art critic Manuel Mu- 
jica Lainez, who also wrote the li- 
bretto, the opera deals with the life 
of the 16th-century Duke of Bomarzo, 
Pier Francesco Orsini. Says Ginastra, 
“It is about man’s search for im- 
mortality — that is the most important 
thing in it.” The leading character, 
the hunchbacked Duke, is not a hero, 
but an anti-hero, a nobly born Woz- 
zeek who also recalls in many ways 
the deformed Richard III of the 
Shakespearean play. 

Filled with unabashed presenta- 
tions of nudity, seduction, impotence, 
adultery, orgies, homosexuality, nar- 
cissim, sadism and murder, the opera 
has aroused considerable controversy 
and has been banned in Argentina. 


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The music of the opera is alternately 
traditional and modern. 

The 7 other LP’s being released by 
Columbia Masterworks in March are: 
“Mahler: Symphony No. lO/’Das 

Lied Von Der Erde’,” by Lili Chook- 
asian, mezzo-soprano, Richard Lewis, 
tenor, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, 
Eugene Ormandy, conductor; “Bee- 
thoven: Symphony No. 1 In C Major, 
Op 21 /'Symphony No. 2 In D Major, 
Op. 36,” by the New York Philhar- 
monic, Leonard Bernstein, conductor; 
“ ‘Orpheus In The Underworld’ and 
other Favorite Overtures,” by the 
New York Philharmonic, Leonard 
Bernstein, conductor; “Beethoven: 
Trio No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3/ 
Mendelssohn: Trio No. 1 In D Minor, 
Op. 49,” by the Istomin-Stern-Rose 
Trio (Eugene Istomin, piano, Issac 
Stern, violin, Leonard Rose, cello); 
“Vienna, City of Dreams,” which in- 
cludes a host of short classical pieces 
performed by Andre Kostelanetz and 
His Orchestra; “The Mormon Taber- 
nacle Choir’s Greatest Hits, Vol. II,” 
by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 
Richard P. Condie, director, with the 
Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Or- 
mandy, conductor; and “Rachmani- 
off: Symphony No. 3 In A Minor, Op. 
44/’Vocalise’ Op. 34, No. 14,” by the 
Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Or- 
mandy, conductor. 

‘The Graduate’ 

Already climbing up the charts is 
Columbia’s sole March entry in the 
original motion picture soundtrack 
LP category — “The Graduate,” which 
features songs by Paul Simon per- 
formed by Simon and Garfunkel, with 
additional music by David Grusin. 

2 Latin American LP’s — “No Te 
Vayas /Don’t Leave Me,” by Javier 
Solis, and “El Trio Los Panchos In- 
terpreta Alvaro Carrillo /Great Hits 
Through The Years,” by the Trio Los 
Panchos — are also being offered by 
Columbia in March. 

Odyssey Albums 

Columbia’s budget classical label, 
Odyssey, adds 5 LP’s to its catalog this 
month. They are: “Scarlatti: Sixty 

Sonatas In Two Volumes, Vol. 2,” a 
2-record set by Ralph Kirkpatrick, 
harpischord; “20th Century Guitar 
Music,” by Jose Luis Gonzalez, gui- 
tar; “Songs Of Vienna,” by Lotte 
Lehman, soprano, accompanied by 
pianist Paul Ulanowsky; “Berlioz: 
‘Symphonie Fantastique’ Op. 14,” by 
the New York Philharmonic, Dimitri 
Mitropoulos, conductor; “The Music 
of Adrian Willaert,” by the Ambros- 
ian Singers, Denis iStevens, conductor. 

New Tapes 

Columbia’s March tape release con- 
sists of fourteen 8-track and thirteen 
4-track stereo tape cartridges and 
seven 7% I.P.S. stereo tapes. 

Available in both 8-track and 4- 
track stereo tape cartridge form are: 
“Jackpot,” by Dave Brubeck; “The 
Notorious Byrd Brothers,” by the 
Byi’ds; “The Time Has Come,” by 
the Chamber Brothers; “Leonard 
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Albums: Dream With Dean — Dean Martin (Repr.) 
Guantanamera — Sandpipers (A&M) 

Farewell to 1st Golden Era (Mamas & Papas) 
How Great Thou Art — Elvis Presley (RCA) 
Distant Drums — Jim Reeves (RCA) 

Blooming Hits — Paul Mauriat (Phillips) 

Singles: Woman, Woman — Union Gap 

Green Tambourine — Lemon Pipers 
I Say A Little Prayer — Dionne Warwick 
Valleri — Monkees 
Love Is Blue — Paul Mauriat 


London Reports Biggest February Yet 


NEW YORK — Five new albums are 
being released by London Records, as 
the diskery reports the biggest Feb- 
ruary sales month in its history. 

The Moody Blues, now enjoying a 
brand new chart single with “Nights 
In White Satin,” headline a three- 
album Deram release. The Moody 
Blues’ LP, titled “Days Of Future 
Passed” and produced by Tony Clark, 
will get heavy and extended plugging, 
particularly on the underground press 
and FM radio circuit. The group made 
a successful spotlight appearance on 
British night at the recent MIDEM 
convention in Cannes, France. The 
other Deram entries, both of which 
focus on spectacular sound, comprise 
“The Great Waltzes,” with the Rob- 
erto Mann Strings and Voices; and 
“Gypsy Romance,” another addition 
to the Dei*am Sound System, with 
Laszlo Tabor and his Orchestra. 

Miss 'Sutherland, in her new Lon- 
don album titled “The Golden Age Of 
Operetta,” takes an excursion into 
the world of the operetta with a 


Bob Dylan; “The Wonderful World 
Of Today’s Hits,” by Les and Larry 
Elgart; “Changin’ Times,” by Lester 
Flatt and Earl Scruggs; “Today’s 
Greatest Movie Hits,” by Andre Ko- 
stelanetz and His Orchestra; “El 
Nuevo Trio Los Panchos,” by the 
new Trio Los Panchos (Gil, Navarro 
& Albino); “The Union Gap,” by the 
Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett; 
“You Don’t Have To Say You Love 
Me,” by Jerry Vale; “Golden Duets,” 
by Peaches and Herb; and “There 
Are But Four Small Faces,” by the 
Small Faces. “John Wesley Harding,” 
by Bob Dylan, and “Today’s Greatest 
Movie Hits,” by Andre Kostelanetz 
and His Orchestra are also available 
in 7% I.P.S. stereo tape form. 

“Gershwin: ‘Rhapsody In Blue’/ 

Concerto In F,” by pianist Philippe 
Entremont and the Philadelphia Or- 
chestra, Eugene Ormandy, conductor, 
is being offered in 8-track stereo tape 
cartridge form. 

Columbia’s March release of 7% 
I.P.IS. tapes includes, besides the 2 
mentioned above: “For Once In My 
Life,” by Tony Bennett; “Mahler: 
Symphony No. 1 In D Major,” by the 
New York Philharmonic, Leonard 
Bernstein, conductor; “Schubert: Sym- 
phony No. 8 In B Minor, ‘Unfinished’/ 
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 In A 
Major, ‘Italian’,” by the New York 
Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, 
conductor; “‘Ormandy /Philadelphia 
Orchestra’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 3,” 
by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eu- 
gene Ormandy, conductor; and “Bee- 
thoven: The Four Leonores,” by the 
Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, 
conductor. 


variety of familiar favorites from 
such productions as “The Student 
Prince,” “The Desert Song,” and “The i 
Chocolate Soldier,” among others. 
The album also becomes the focal 
point of a general promotional effort 
on the opera star’s entire London 
catalog, which now includes 36 pack- 
ages. 

Dr. Christiaan Barnard, the South 
African surgeon who pioneered heart 
transplant surgery, appears on a spe- 
cial two-LP set as the leader of a 
panel discussion on how heart trans- 
plant operations are actually con- 
ducted. The panel is composed of a 
number of Dr. Barnard’s medical 
colleagues. 

Produced in South Africa in mid- 
January, the album is being marketed 
around the world through the facili- 
ties of The Decca Record Company 
Ltd. of England, parent firm of the 
American London company. The U.S. 
release is packaged in a specially- 
designed box, with detailed liner notes 
written by Dr. Barnard in the form 
of a four-page flyleaf. The cover con- 
tains a full-color photo of Dr. Barnard. 


RCA To Release Mancini 
Album From Flick Score 

NEW YORK— RCA Records will 
issue an album in April of music 
from Henry Mancini’s score for the 
forthcoming Mirisch Corporation/ 
Blake Edwards Production film, “The 
Party.” The flick reunites 3 of the 
top talents in movies today, producer- 
director-screenwriter Blake Edwards; 
actor-comedian Peter Sellers, and 
composer Henry Mancini. The trio 
worked together previously on two 
successful Hollywood films, “The 
Pink Panther,” for which Mancifti 
won a gold record for his RCA al- 
bum, and more recently on “A Shot 
In The Dark.” 

Two singles from the score were 
rushed into release by RCA last week. 
“Nothing To Lose,” a ballad from the 
film is rendered by Vic Damone, while 
the second single, “The Party,” is by 
Henry Mancini and his Ork and 
features a group known as “The 
Party Poops.” Both lyrics are writ- 
ten by Don Black. 

Released through United Artists, 
the film is based on a story by Blake 
Edwards with the screenplay co- 
written by Edwards, Tom Waldman. 
and Frank Waldman. 

As in the case of all of Mancini's 
film scores, this will not be a sound- 
track album but will find Mancini in 
an RCA recoi-ding studio conducting 
a full symphony orchestra in per- 
formances of music from the score. 

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Pop Picks 

THE NAT KING COLE DELUXE SET— Capitol 
STCL 2873 

The multi-faceted artistry of the late Nat 
“King” Cole is superbly showcased in this 3-record 
set. From swinging, jazz-oriented tunes, to husky, 
tender ballads, to pop-country efforts, the package 
offers the songster in all his admirable versatility. 
“I Don’t Want To Be Hurt Anymore,” “Mood In- 
digo,” and “The Touch Of Your Lips” are only 
three of the thirty-three melodies which Cole in- 
fuses with his own special magic. A “King”-sized 
treasury. 


IF YOU EVER LEAVE ME — Jack Jones — RCA 
Victor LPM/LSP 3969 

Jack Jones chants eleven pop ditties, creating 
a rich, mellow mood on such top efforts as the title 
tune, “I’m Falling In Love Again” (from the 
film “The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg”), “The Let- 
ter,” and “By The Time I Get To Phoenix.” The 
artist has a full-bodied, lyrical voice, and he em- 
ploys it to good advantage throughout the album. 
The Jones boy should see a good deal of sales ac- 
tion with this quality LP. 


LOVE IS BLUE— Johnny Mathis— Columbia CS 
9637 

The inimitable Johnny Mathis here offers his 
interpretations of a batch of current, recent and 
while-back pop biggies. In addition to a smooth 
reading of the title tune, Mathis comes across with 
polished performances of “By The Time I Get 
To Phoenix,” “Never My Love,” “Moon River” and 
six others. Watch for lots of chart action on this 
set. 


MISTY BLUE — Ella Fitzgerald — Capitol T/TS 

2888 

Ella Fitzgerald here offers her first album of 
country songs, stamping her material with the 
bewitching artistry which has made her name 
synonymous with excellence. The lark lends her 
pure, warm tones to ballads like the title tune and 
“Turn The World Around (The Other Way),” and 
she swings with Roger Miller’s “Walking In The 
Sunshine.” The LP is yet another brilliant achieve- 
ment by the scintillating songstress. 


GOLDEN RAINBOW — Original Broadway Cast 
—Calendar KOM/KOS 1001 

“Golden Rainbow,” starring Steve Lawrence 
and Eydie Gorme, is a new Broadway musical 
about a wastrel Las Vegas hotel owner (Law- 
rence) who needs 5 G’s to stay in business. A 
sizeable estate has been left to his son (Scott 
Jacoby), but this estate is controlled by the son’s 
aunt (Miss Gorme), who disagrees with the way 
the son is being brought up. The original cast 
album captures the exuberance of the show, and 
what with the stars already established as top 
disk artists, the set should go far. 




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THE FOX — Original Soundtrack — Warner Bros.- 
Seven Arts W/WS 1738 

“The Fox,” taken from a story by D. H. Law- 
rence, is a brilliant film about the sexual and 
emotional relationships among two women and 
a man living on an isolated farm in Canada. Lalo 
Schifrin’s haunting score is one of the superb 
parts (the others are the direction, photography 
script and acting) that join to make a superb 
whole. The score stands on its own as well as with 
the film and should appeal to a large number of 
listeners. Keep tabs on this set. 

THE DOCK OF THE BAY— Otis Redding— Volt I 
S 149 

Titled after the late Otis Redding’s current ! 
smash single, this soul-drenched LP, which is i 
already on the charts, features, besides the title i 
tune, ten fine R&B ditties. The artist’s moving j 
ballad, “I Love You More Than Words Can Say,” 
his chart item of last year, “The Glory Of Love,” 
and the rocking “I’m Coming Home” serve to 
make the album a must for listeners who wish to 
keep fresh the memory of one of the true masters i 
of soul music. 


AMERICA’S FAVORITES— Kate Smith/Boston 
Pops/Arthur Fiedler — RCA Victor LM/LSC 2991 

Kate Smith joins forces for the first time with 
conductor Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, i 
The results are impressive. The songstress’ pow- 
erful voice, backed by the Pops’ 100-piece orches- 
tra, gives scope and meaning to such tunes as 
“If It Were Up To Me,” “Be My Love,” “Brazil,” 
and “All The Way.” The disk should score solid 
success with a wide listenership. 


TO LOVE OR NOT TO LOVE— Arthur Prysock 
—Verve V/V6-5048 

Arthur Prysock delivers his customary strong 
performance on an LP of pop melodies. The artist’s 
deep, rich tones give understated power to such 
outings as the title track, “September In The 
Rain,” “From Here To Eternity,” and “Blame It 
On Me.” Prysocks’ smooth, direct handling of his 
material should carry the album far. 


THE SOUNDS OF OUR TIMES PLAY LOVE IS 
BLUE— Capitol T/ST 2892 

The Sounds of Our Times, an orchestra with 
a rich, full, fresh sound, performs a set of pop 
melodies. The Vox electronic harpsichord is the 
featured instrument. Included on the LP are 
Paul Mauriat’s smash, “Love Is Blue,” “I Say 
A Little Prayer,” “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” 
and “I Wish It Would Rain.” Looks like plenty 
of good music play in the cards for this attrac- 
tive disk. 


CHILD IS FATHER TO THE MAN— Blood, 
Sweat, & Tears — Columbia CS 9619 

Blood, Sweat & Tears is headed up by A1 
Kooper, formerly of the Blues Project. Steve Katz 
was also formerly with the Blues Project, and 
Jim Fielder was formerly with the Buffalo Spring- 
field, so the group has plenty of experience and 
a widespread circle of fans in spite of this being 
their first Col album. “House In The Country,” 
which features all kinds of delightfully disoriented 
sounds, “Meagan’s Gypsy Eyes,” and “Without 
Her” are outstanding tracks. The set should appeal 
to the R&B as well as the rock market. 



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THE BEST OF THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL— Vol. 2 
— Kama Sutra KLP/KLPS 8064 

Here’s Kama Sutra’s second collection of top 
tunes by the Lovin’ Spoonful, and the fun flashes 
fast and furiously. Among the twelve selections 
are “Six O’Clock,” “Darling Be Home Soon,” “She i 
Is Still A Mystery,” and “Rain On The Roof.” 1 
Joy and exuberance are the Spoonful’s trademark, 
and there should be a heaping spoonful of sales : 
in store for the disk. 


Pop Best Bets 

TOMMY BOYCE— RCA Camden CAL/CAS 2202 
Singer/ songwriter Tommy Boyce cut the ma- 
terial on this LP before he joined forces as a 
performer with Bobby Hart and the A&M label. 
The set includes 8 Boyce compositions (two of 
them co-cleffings), and these reveal his exceptional 
talent for writing pop songs (with Bobby Hart, 
as is well known, he wrote many of the Monkees’ 
hits). His spirited voice is perfect for his ma- 
terial, and that, together with his songs and the 
attraction of his current popularity, could make 
this LP sell quite well. 



LOVE IS BLUE— Les Baxter— GNP Crescendo 
GNP 2042 

The Les Baxter Singers and Orchestra present 
ten pop ditties in a sparkling, effervescent style. 
“Love Is Blue,” atop the charts now for Paul 
Mauriat, serves as the title track. Other tunes 
on the LP are “Kentucky Woman,” “Live For 
Life,” and “In And Out Of Love.” Voices and 
instruments are imaginatively blended to make 
this album a strong entry in middle-of-the-road 
circles. 


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Pop Best Bets- 



HOT HEAT AND SWEET GROOVE— Watts 
103rd St. Rhythm Band — Warner Bros./7-Arts 
W/WS 1741 

This set seethes with enthusiasm and the group 
lives up to its name by offering a bright package 
full of rhythm. Highlights include: their recent 
single, “Spreadin’ Honey,” “Yellow Submarine,” 
“The Girl From Ipanema,” and “Watts Happen- 
ing.” A strong LP, this one is sure to get a 
healthy portion of spins and sales. Give it a care- 
ful listen. 



DOWN TO EARTH— Nichelle Nichols— Epic LN 
24351/BN 26351 

Nichelle Nichols sings with drive and urgency 
on an album of pop songs. Her exciting talent is 
showcased in such tunes as “Feelin’ Good,” “The 
Lady Is A Tramp,” “That’s Life,” and “The More 
I See You.” The artist, who is featured in the 
“Star Trek” TV’er, might well see her LP jet 
skyward saleswise. 



STONE COUNTRY— RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3958 
The Stone Country is a groovy rock group that 
deserves to gain fame. The group has a strong, 
spirited vocal sound, and their instrumental work 
is proficient and imaginative, not just loud and 
rhythmic. The Stone Country can put across a 
fanciful rocker like “ ’Lizabeth Peach” or a gutsy 
Blues like “Magnolias” with equal skill. The 
opening number of the set, “Love Psalm,” is a 
highly spohisticated rock number which com- 
bines a variety of styles effectively. 



7 DO ELEVEN — Ever-Green Blues — Mercury MG 
21157/SR 61157 

Hard, funky, driving pop, this set by the Ever- 
Green Blues is characterized by a strong R&B in- 
fluence ... so there should be something for just 
about everybody. Hightlights include their recent 
“Midnight Confessions” single and “Gimme Some 
Loving,” “I Don’t Want To Lose You,” and “Love 
Is A Hurtin’ Thing.” Likely to be a lot of sales 
activity on this one. 



PLAYBACK — Appletree Theatre — Verve/Fore- 
cast FT/FTS 3042 

“Playback” is a sort of playback of the mem- 
mory and was put together primarily by John 
and Terence Boylan, who not only wrote but 
perform all the selections. Titles include “Satur- 
day Morning,” “E-Train,” “Brother Speed,” and 
“The Sorry State Of Staying Awake.” The set 
is woven roughly around the shape of a musical 
theatre presentation and in addition to offering 
good music, has lots of surprises. 



PIANO FOR BARBRA— Neil Wolfe, His Piano 
and Orchestra — Columbia CL 2800/CS 9600 
Pianist-composer Neil Wolfe pays tribute to 
Barbra Streisand, interpreting ten of the songs 
with which she is identified. Included on the set 
are “I Stayed Too Long At The Fair,” “Second 
Hand Rose,” “People,” and “Happy Days Are 
Here Again.” Wolfe performs with clarity and 
feeling, and sweet, lush orchestral sounds back 
his piano. The album figures to enjoy heavy good 
music play. 



A LITTLE MORE SOUL— Tams— ABC ABC/ 
ABCS 627 

The Tams render a spirited set of R&B tunes, 
singing with tight harmony and zest. In addition 
to the title song, the LP includes the bright “Be 
Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy,” “Down In The 
Boondocks,” “That Same Old Song,” and “For 
The Love Of A Woman.” The package should do 
much to advance the Tams’ popularity. 


Jazz Picks 



BLACKBEARD’S GHOST— Peter Ustinov— Dis- 
neyland DQ 1305 

Children all over the country should find “Black- 
beard’s Ghost” an entertaining delight. Narrated 
by Peter Ustinov, with dialogue from the Walt 
Disney motion picture soundtrack, the set tells 
how the ghost of Blackbeard the Pirate (Ustinov) 
gets out of Limbo by doing a good deed. Ustinov’s 
spirited acting should keep his young listeners 
on the edges of their chairs. 


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HIP VIBRATORS — Cal Tjader — Verve V/V6 
8730 

Benny Golson and Bobby Bryant have arrangers’ 
credits on this bright, gently swinging, highly 
imaginative package of vibe interpretations by 
Cal Tjader. “Blues March,” “Georgy Girl,” “Djan- 
go,” and the title song are among the stronger 
efforts. There’s already a set jazz market for this 
package and the striking cover may help garner 
a pop following as well. 


LIGHTHOUSE ’68 — Jazz Crusaders — Pacific Jazz 
ST 20131 

Here’s another in the continuing series of ex- 
cellent live recordings from the famed Lighthouse 
in Hermosa Beach, Calif., and another in the con- 
tinuing series of jazz safaris into the unknown by 
the Jazz Crusaders. There is an unmistakable 
west coast sound to the whole set. Some of the 
highlights include “Eleanor Rigby,” “Ooga-Boo- 
Ga-loo,” and “Never Had It So Good.” A delight- 
ful set that’s sure to be added to many a col- 
lection. 

Classical Picks 



I BELIEVE TO MY SOUL— Junior Mance— At- 
lantic 1496/SD 1496 

This is pianist Junior Mance’s second LP for At- 
lantic and it is divided into three big band tracks, 
five trio tracks and one string-backed track. Some 
of the more outstanding efforts include “Home On 
The Range,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “Golden 
Spur,” and Ray Charles’ “I Believe To My Soul.” 
Good jazz from the beginning, this album is a 
strong candidate for plenty of spins and sales. 


UP, UP AND AWAY— Sonny Criss— Prestige 
PR 7530 

Wailing- through such well-known efforts as 
“Up, Up And Away” (the NARAS Song of the- 
Year,) “Willow Weep For Me,” and “Sunny,” 
Criss on alto is backed up by Tal Farlow on 
guitar, Cedar Walton on piano, Bob Cranshaw 
on bass, and Lenny McBrowne on drums. Excel- 
lent jazz, the set is highlighted by close interplay 
between alto and guitar. Should be plenty of 
spins in store for this one. 


HANDEL: 12 CONCERTI GROSSI, OP. 6— Lep- 
pard/English Chamber Orch. — Mercury SR 3— 
9124 

Handel’s 12 Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, for strings 
and harpsichord (sometimes one harpsichord is 
used, sometimes two) are works of great majesty 
and beauty. Like many now famous works, they 
were not “hits” when they were introduced, but 
after Handel’s death they came into their own 
and were largely responsible for the concerto 
grosso’s rise to popularity in the 18th Century 
Raymond Leppard conducts the English Chamber 
Orchestra through an excellent performance. 





A CHOPIN RECITAL— Alberto Mozzati— Audio 
Fidelity FCS 50,003 

Here is a potpourri of Chopin works performed 
with technical brilliance and emotional sensitivity 
by the Italian pianist, Alberto Mozzati. All the 
fire of the “Scherzo In B Flat Minor,” the grace 
of the “Waltz In A Flat Major,” the romantic 
sentiment of the “Nocturne In E Flat Major,” 
and the dazzling majesty of the “Polonaise In 
A Flat Major,” as well as the essential qualities 
of 10 other Chopin pieces, are captured by Moz- 
zati. Excellent album. 


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SWEET 


CANNONBALL ADDERLEY: Best Instrumental 
Jazz Perfcrmance, Small Group or Soloist with 
Small Group —“Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.” 


THE BEATLES: Album of the Year-" Sgt. Pepper’s 
Lonely Hearts Club Band" • Best Contemporary 
Album— "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” 


GLEN CAMPBELL: Best Vocal Performance, 

Male—" Phoenix” • Best Contemporary Male Solo 
Vocal Performance—" Phoenix” • Best C&W Recording • 
"Gentle On My Mind" • Best C&W Solo Vocal Performance, 
Male— "Gentle On My Mind.” 


SEN. EVERETT M. DIRKSEN: Best Spoken 

Word, Documentary or Drama Recording— “Gallant Men 


BOBBIE GENTRY: Best New Artist • 

Best Vocal Performance, Female— “Ode to Billie Joe 
Best Contemporary Female Solo Vocal Performance 
"Ode to Billie Joe.” 


LOU RAWLS: Best R&B Solo Vocal Performance , 
Male— “Dead End Street.” 


RAVI SHANKAR & YEHUDI MENUHIN 
Best Chamber Music Performance — 
“West Meets East.” 


PLUS . . . 

Best Arrangement— JIMMIE HASKELL for “Ode to Billie Joe" 

Best Engineered Recording — G. E. EMERICK for “Sgt. Pepper" 

Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts- PETER BLAKE & JANN HAWORTH for "Sgt. Pe| 


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Warner Bros-Seven Arts Records, Inc. 

CONGRATULATES ITS PERENNIAL CHAMPION 

Bill Cosby 

upon winning the NARAS award ^ 
for an unprecedented 4th straight year 

BEST COMEDY RECORDING 



1964- 1 Started Out As A Child 

1965 - Why Is There Ar? 

1966- Wonderfulness 

1967- Revenge 



WARNER BROS.- SEVEN ARTS RECORDS, INC. 


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Blackwood Planning ‘Every Aspect 
Involvement’ Says Neil Anderson 


NEW YORK — Expressing plans to 
continue and expand the publishing 
ties in “every aspect of the industry,” 
April/Blackwood’s new vice president 
Neil Anderson outlined his views on 
the firm’s successful diversity last 
week. 

He announced the recent establish- 
ment of an April/Blackwood office in 
Nashville to be headed by associate 
professional manager Jack Grady. The 
Nashville arm will not function as a 
branch of the New York center of 
operations, he noted, but as an inde- 
pendent operation. As such it will rely 
heavily on local talent and resources 
with Grady working both in Nashville 
and Memphis. 

Complementing the pubbery’s staff, 
the firm is stressing “every aspect” in- 
volvement with employment of a 
x’oster of writer-performer-producers 
as a step toward building a dynamic, 
self-contained crew. Establishment of 
Daylight Productions was a mani- 
festation of this activity and affords 
the pubbery greater potential for ex- 
posure of A/B material as well. 

First success for Daylight was the 
Billy Vera and Judy Clay hit of 
“Storybook Children,” which was pen- 
ned by staff writers Chip Taylor and 
Billy Vera. The Atlantic single hit and 
has provided the duo with a strong 
“Country Girl-City Man” follow-up. 

Guryan Signing Cited 

Anderson also showed enthusiasm 
with the firm’s recent signing of 
Margo Guryan to an exclusive writing 
contract and a recording-producing 
pact with Daylight. She is best known 
for the latest Spanky & Our Gang hit 
“Sunday Mornin.’ ” He disclosed that 
Daylight had concluded a deal for Miss 
Guryan as an artist with an undis- 
closed label. She will be produced by 
John Hill. 

A/B’s staff of writers also includes 
A1 Gorgoni and Lou Stallman as well 
as recently pacted Mickey Leonard 
and Herb Martin (co-authors of the 


score for “The Yearling”) and Bobby 
Weinstein who co-cleffed “Goin’ Out 
of My Head.” 

Creative areas of both April /Black- 
wood and Daylight report directly to 
professional manager Dave Rosner. 
Chip Taylor serves as associate pro- 
fessional manager with Jim Fragale 
professional staff member. 

Personnel Shift At 
Universal Attractions 

NEW YORK — Universal Attractions, 
the theatrical booking agency, has 
made several recent personnel changes, 
according to agency president Jack 
Bart. The changes include Allan 
Strahl, who moved from the band de- 
partment to handle the creative di- 
rection of new artists in the R&B 
field, Richard Koda, who ,was ap- 
pointed director of the newly-created 
special events and outdoor department, 
and veteran Chuck Rubin, who will 
now head up the firm’s concept de- 
partment. 

Strahl, who worked as an inde- 
pendent promoter of local shows be- 
fore joining Universal, was recently 
instrumental in bringing the Four 
Pennies to the company, as well as 
Chris Bartley and the Preparations. 
He will work closely in developing all 
the new R&B talent for the agency. 

Koda, a former deejay, joined the 
agency in 1966, working in the college 
department. In his new position he 
will work closely with amusement 
parks and fairs throughout the nation. 
In addition, he will still handle college 
bookings on the East Coast for Uni- 
versal. 

Rubin, who discovered and managed 
the Happenings, was formerly associ- 
ated with General Artist Corporation 
before joining Universal as an agent. 
In his new position he will work with 
the agency’s concert attractions on 
college campuses and one-nighters. His 
territory will include the mid-west. 


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RCA Releases 18 Stereo 8 Tape Cartridges 


NEW YORK — RCA Records will re- 
lease of 18 Stereo 8 Tape Cartridges 
for the month of March, highlighted 
by sets featuring Jim Reeves, Peter 
Nero, Chet Atkins, Henry Mancini, 
Floyd Cramer, Charley Pride and Jim 
Reeves. 

The popular cartridges being re- 
leased this month include: the Original 
Soundtrack Recording of “Half A Six- 
pence;” the Original Broadway Cast 
Recording of “The Happy Time;” and 
the Original Cast Recording of “Your 
Own Thing;” “My Cathedral” by Jim 
Reeves; “Peter Nero Plays ‘Love Is 
Blue,’ and Ten Other Great Songs; 
Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton on 
“Just Between You And Me;” Chet 
Atkins’ “Solo Flights;” Glenn Yar- 
borough’s “The Bitter and the Sweet;” 
and “The Country Way” by Charley 
Pride. 

The Stereo 8 Variety Twin-Pack 
being released in March is: “‘2 A.M.’ 
Soft ‘n’ Groovy Pre-Dawn Sounds” 


which includes Paul Desmond, Lena 
Horne, J. J. Johnson, Vic Damone, 
Rod Levitt, and Marilyn Maye. This 
months’ two RCA Stereo 8 Twin-Pack 
Tape Cartridges are: “The Concert 
Sound of Henry Mancini/Encore! More | 
of the Concert Sound of Henry Man- ' 
cini;” and Floyd Cramer’s “Class of 
’66/’67. 

Red Seal Cartridges include Erich 
Leinsdorf conducting the Boston Sym- 
phony Orchestra in Prokofieff’s “Music 
From ‘Romeo and Juliet;’ and Van 
Cliburn playing “Schumann’s Con- 
certo In A Minor” with Fritz Reiner 
conducting the Chicago Symphony 
Orchestra. 

Other selections include a Camden 
Stereo 8 release by “Tommy Boyce!” 
the Crescendo albums, “The Many- 
Splendored Guitars of Buddy Merrill; 

“A Full Spoon of Seedy Blues” by Sky 
Saxon Blues Band, and the White 
Whale album “It Ain’t Me Babe” by 
The Turtles. 



Ed Ames is pictured above during an in-store appearance at Gimbels-Schusters 
record dept. The RCA Victor star was in Milwaukee for a daylong tour of 
record shops and Radio-TV stations, arranged by RCA’s local distributor Taylor 
Electric Co. 




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THE GRADUATE 

Original Soundtrack 
(Columbia OS 3180) 

DIONNE WARWICK'S 
GOLDEN HITS PART ONE 

(Scepter SRM/SRS 565) 

PORTRAITS 

Buckinghams 
(Columbia CL 2798/CS 9598) 

SOUND OF MUSIC 

Original Soundtrack 
(RCA Victor LOCD/LSOD 2005) 

FAREWELL TO THE 
FIRST GOLDEN ERA 

Mamas & Papas 
(Dunhill D/DS 50025) 

ALICE'S RESTAURANT 

Arlo Guthrie 
(Reprise R/RS 6267) 

WHEN THE SNOW 
IS ON THE ROSES 

Ed Ames 

(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3913) 

CAMELOT 

Original Soundtrack 
(Warner Bros. B/BS 1712) 

A DAY IN THE LIFE 

Wes Montgomery 
(A&M 2001 /SP 3001) 

PARSLEY, SAGE, 
ROSEMARY & THYME 

Simon & Garfunkel 
(Columbia CL 2563/CS 9363) 


35 IN A MELLOW MOOD 

Temptations (Gordy G/S 924) 

36 VANILLA FUDGE 

(Atco 224/SD 224) 

WHO WILL ANSWER? 

Ed Ames (RCA Victor LMP/LSP 3961) 


38 THE UNION GAP 

(Columbia CL 2812/CS 9612) 


39 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 

Lalo Schifrin (Dot DLP 25831) 


THE GOOD, THE BAD, 
AND THE UGLY 

Orig. Soundtrack 
(United Artists UA 4172/UAL 5172) 


41 NOTORIOUS BYRD BROS. 

Byrds (Columbia CL 2757/CS 9575) 

LOOK AROUND 

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (A&M SP 4137) 

43 FRANCIS A & EDWARD K 

Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington 
(Reprise FS 1024) 

44 LOVE ANDY 

Andy Williams 
(Columbia CL 2766/CS 9566) 

45 4 TOPS GREATEST HITS 

(Motown M/MS 662) 

46 IT MUST BE HIM 

VEkki Carr 
(Liberty LRP 3533/LST 7533) 

47 A GIFT FROM A 
FLOWER TO A GARDEN 

Donovan (Epic L2N 6071 /B2N 171) 

48 WILD FLOWERS 

Judy Collins (Eiektra EKS 74012) 

49 THE WHO SELL OUT 

(Decca DL 4950/DL 74950) 


79 

19 

25 

22 

21 

27 

23 

33 

36 

85 

34 

28 
47 

40 
46 

56 

31 
68 
43 

30 

32 

37 

41 

38 
26 


50 

HOORAY FOR THE 


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SUNDAY SAX 



Bill Cosby (Warner Bros. WS 1728) 

51 


(Monument MLP/SLP 18092) 

81 

51 

DOCTOR DOLITTLE 

Original Soundtrack 

45 

G 

THE DOCK OF THE BAY 

Otis Redding (Volt S-419) 




(20th Century-Fox DTCS 5101) 


76 

THE TIME HAS COME 


52 

IT MUST BE HIM 

Ray Conniflf 

58 


Chambers Bros. 
(Columbia CL 2722/CS 9522) 

73 


(Columbia CL 2795/CS 9595) 


77 

CRUSADE 


53 

PLEASE LOVE ME 
FOREVER 


• 

John Mayall's Blues Breakers 
(London LL 3529/PS 529) 

80 


Bobby Vinton 
(Epic LN 24341 /BN 26341) 

39 

SOUNDS OF SILENCE 

Simon & Garfunkel 


54 

GROOVIN' WITH THE 



(Columbia CL 2469/CS 9269) 



SOULFUL STRINGS 


79 

RELEASE ME 



(Cadet LP/LPS 796) 

48 


Engelbert Humperdinck 

74 





(Parrot PA 61012/PAS 71012) 


55 

I'M IN LOVE 



$1,000,000 WEEKEND 


Wilson Pickett 

57 

80 



(Atlantic 8175/SD 8175) 



Ventures 

76 




(Dolton LRP 2054/LST 8054) 


56 

BY THE TIME 1 GET TO 
PHOENIX 


• 

WE'RE A WINNER 

93 


Glen Campbell (Capitol T/ST 2851) 

52 


Impressions (ABC 635) 

57 

STRANGE DAYS 


82 

GOIN' TO MEMPHIS 

84 

Doors (Eiektra EK 4014/EKS 7414) 

44 


Paul Revere & Raiders 
(Columbia CL 2805/CS 9605) 

58 

AFTER BATHING AT 
BAXTER'S 

49 

• 

ROTARY CONNECTION 

(Cadet/Concept LP/LPS 312) 

94 


Jefferson Airplane 




(RCA Victor LOP/LSO 1511) 


84 

UP POPS RAMSEY LEWIS 


59 

GREEN TAMBOURINE 



(Cadet LP/LPS 799) 

82 


Lemon Pipers 
(Buddah BDM 1009/BDS 5009) 

61 

85 

THE MANTOVANI TOUCH 

(London LL 3526/PS 526) 

89 

60 

MOVIN' WITH NANCY 

Nancy Sinatra (Reprise R/RS 6277) 

55 

• 

VIKKI 

Vikki Carr (Liberty LST-7548) 


61 

LIVE & LIVELY 

Joe Tex (Atlantic 8156/SD 8156) 

62 

87 

THE SKY 

San Sebastian Strings 

86 

62 

MAN OF LA MANCHA 



(Warner Bros. WS 1720) 



Original Cast 
(Kapp KRL 4505/KRS 5505) 

60 

• 

NOBODY BUT ME 

Human Beinz (Capitol T/ST 2906) 

100 

63 

JUDY IN DISGUISE 

John Fred & Playboy Band 
(Paula LP 2197) 

59 

• 

THE DELTA SWEETE 

Bobbie Gentry (Capitol T/ST) 

— 

64 

SIMPLY STREISAND 


90 

SONGS OF LEONARD 



Barbra Streisand 

64 


COHEN 



(Columbia CL 2682/CS 9482) 



(Columbia CL 2733/CS 9533) 

83 

65 

WILD HONEY 


91 

TOM JONES LIVE 



Beach Boys 

50 

(Parrot PA 61014/PAS 71014) 

88 


(Capitol T/ST 2859) 




66 

HEAVY 

Iron Butterfly (Atco 227/SD 227) 

67 

92 

THERE ARE BUT FOUR 
SMALL FACES 

(Immediate Z12 52002) 

97 

67 

THE RESURRECTION OF 
PIGBOY CRABSHAW 


93 

THE FIRST EDITION 

(Reprise RS 6276) 

87 


Butterfield Blues Band 

71 




( Eiektra EKS 74015) 


94 

TENDERNESS JUNCTION 


68 

ELVIS GOLD RECORDS 



Fugs (Reprise RS 6280) 



VOL. 4 


95 

FEELIN' GOOD 



(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3921) 

75 

Lou Rawls (Capitol T/ST 2864) 

— 

69 

TEMPTATIONS GREATEST 
HITS 


96 

STEPPENWOLF 

(Dunhill D/S 50029) 

95 


(Gordy GM/GS 919) 

77 



70 

ULTIMATE SPINACH 


97 

THE BITTER AND 


(MGM SE 4518) 

72 

Gl 

THE SWEET 

snn Yarbrough (RCA Victor LSP-3951) 

— 


71 

BEND ME, SHAPE ME 


98 

AMBOY DUKES 


American Breed (Atca A8003/38003) 

69 

96 




(Mainstream 56104/S 6104) 

• 

VINCEBUS ERUPTUM 

Blue Cheer 

91 

99 

THIS IS AL MARTINO 

99 


(Philips PHM 200-264/PWS 600-264) 



(Capitol T/ST 2843) 

73 

THE DOORS 


100 

LOVE RHAPSODIES 



(Eiektra EK 4007/EKS 7407) 

65 

Midnight String Quartet (Viva V-36013) 

— 


111 THE BEST OF WES MONTGOMERY 
(Verve V/V6 8714) 

112 SOMETHING ELSE 

The Kinks (Reprise RS 6279) 

113 ORPHEUS 

(MGM E/SE 4524) 

114 A TODAY KIND OF THING 
Four Freshmen 

(Liberty LRP 3542/LST 7542) 

115 WE RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY 
Mothers of Invention (Verve V65045) 

116 SOMETHING SPECIAL 
Tommy James & Shondells 
(Roulette R/RS 25355) 

1 1 7 SPOOKY 

Classics IV (Imperial LP 9371/12371) 

118 THE SEA 

San Sebastian Strings 
(Warner Bros. WS 1670) 

119 MUSIC FROM FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, ETC. 

Hugo Montenegro 

(RCA Victor LMP/LSP 3927) 

120 REACH OUT 

Burt Bacharach (A&M 131/SP 4131) 


121 THE DRIFTERS GOLDEN HITS 

(Atlantic 8153/SD 8153) 

122 THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Count Basie & Mills Bros. 

(Dot DLP 3838/DLPS 25838) 

1 23 MASS IN F MINOR 

Electric Prunes (Reprise R/RS 6075) 

124 WELCOME TO MY LOVE 

Nancy Wilson (Capitol T/ST 2844) 

125 EVERLOVIN' WORLD OF EDDY ARNOLD 

(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3931) 

126 UP, UP AND AWAY 

Johnny Mathis 
(Columbia CL 2726/CS 9526) 

127 WEAR YOUR LOVE LIKE HEAVEN 

Donovan (Epic LN 24349/BN 26349) 

128 GONE WITH THE WIND 

Soundtrack (MGM IE-10 St) 

129 A MAN AND A WOMAN 

Soundtrack 

(United Artists UAL 4147/UAS 5147) 

130 BEE GEES 1ST 
(Atco 223/SD 223) 


131 SKIP A ROPE 

Henson Cargill 
(Monument MLP/SLP 18094) 

132 EVERYTHING PLAYING 
Lovin' Spoonful 

(Kama Sutra KYP/KLPS 8061) 

133 THIS IS SOUL 

Various Artists (Atlantic 8170/SD 8170) 

134 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE 

Tony Bennett (Columbia CL 2773/CS 9573) 

135 CAMELOT 

Original Cast 

(Columbia KOL 5620/KOS 2031) 

136 WELCOME TO MY WORLD 
Dean Martin (Reprise R/RS 6250) 

137 THE GREATEST HITS FROM ENGLAND 
Vol. 2 Various Artists 

(Parrot PA 61017/PAS 71017) 

138 MONKEES HEADQUARTERS 
(Colgems COM/COS 103) 

139 YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE ITALIAN 
TO LIKE PAT COOPER 

United Artists UAL 3600/UAS 6600) 

140 THE BEST OF WILSON PICKETT 
(Atlantic 8151 /SD 8151) 


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Basic Album Inventory 




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Red Sovine 
Guy Mitchell 
George Morgan 
Various 
Lewis Family 
Kenny Roberts 
Various 
Willis Bros. 

Johnny Bond 
George Jones 
George Morgan 
Minnie Pearl 
Top Stars 
Stanley Bras. 

Lewis Family 
All Stars 
George Jones 
Flatt & Scruggs 
Red Sovine 
All Stars 
Dottie West & 

Melba Montgomery 
George Jones 
George Janes 
Johnny Bond 
Buck Owens 
Willis Bros. 

Various 
Dottie West 
Top Stars 


STAR DAY 

Stereo 

Mono 

Soundtrack 

TOWER (Cont’d) 

"Wild Angels, Voi 2” 

DT/T 5056 


S-SLP 

SLP 

Dean Martin 

"Dino-Like Never Before” 

DT/T 5059 

Phantom 309 

414 

414 

Various 

"Happy German Drinking Songs” 

"All Of Me Belongs To You/ House Of Memories” 

ST/T 5062 

Traveling Shoes 

412 

412 

Dick Curless 

ST 5066 

Country Hits By Candlelight 

410 

410 

Kay Adams 

“Make Mine Country” 

ST/T 5069 

CM Hall Of Fame-Volume 7 

9-409 

9-409 

Dave Gardner 

"it Don’t Make No Difference” 

ST/T 5075 

Time Is Moving On 

408 

408 

Jake Holmes 

"The Above Ground Sound Of Jake Holmes” 

ST/T 5079 

The Incredible Kenny Roberts 

406 

406 

Soundtrack 

"Born Losers” 

DT/T 5082 

Man Behind The Wheel 

404 

404 

Kay Adams 

“Alcohol And Tears” 

ST/T 5087 

Bob 

403 

403 

Dick Curless 

“Ramblin’ Country” 
“How Y’AII Are” 

ST/T 5089 

Ten Nights In A Barroom 

402 

402 

Justin Wilson 

T 5090 

The George Jones Songbook & Picture Album 

401 

401 

Pink Floyd 

"The Pink Floyd” 

ST/T 5093 

Candy Kisses 

400 

400 

The Arrows 

"Cycle-Delic” 
“No Way Out” 

DT/T 5094 

The Country Music Story 

397 

397 

Chocolate Watch Band 

ST/T 5096 

Thunder On The Road 

■ 386 

386 

Simon Dupree 

"Without Reservations” 

ST 5097 

Jacob’s Vision 

384 

384 

The Standells 

“Try It” 

ST/T 5098 

The Lewis Family Album 

381 

381 

Various 

“Waikiki Swings” 
"Now And Them” 

ST 5101 

Country Music Goes To War 

374 

374 

Them 

ST 5104 

George Jones Story 

8-366 

8-366 

Soundtrack 

“The Trip” 

ST/T 5908 

Flatt & Scruggs w/Jim & Jesse 

365 

365 

18th Century Concepts 

"Off On A 20th Century Cycle” 
“Glory Stampers” 

"Mary Jane” 

ST/T 5909 

Giddy-Up Go 
That’s Truck Drivin’ 

363 

363 

Soundtrack 

DT/T 5911 

357 

357 

Soundtrack 

DT 5911 


Queens Of Country Music 
Long Live King George 
George Jones 
Ten Little Bottles 
Country Hitmaker #1 
Forty Acres 

Let’s Hit The Road-Truck Driver’s Songs 
Dottie West, Country Girl Sensation 
Diesel Smoke-Dangerous Curves 


352 

344 

335 

333 

324 

323 

306 

302 

250 


352 

344 

335 

333 

324 

323 

306 

302 

250 


SWAN 




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20th CENTURY-FOX 


Soundtrack "Doctor Dolittle” M5101/S5101 
Soundtrack “Day The Fish Came Out” M4194/S4194 
Soundtrack “Fathom” M4195/S4195 
Soundtrack "The Sand Pebbles” M4189/S4189 
Art Linkletter “Narrates The Bibie” M3187/S3187 
Soundtrack "The Bible” M4184/S4184 
Soundtrack "Zobra The Greek” M4167/S4167 
Soundtrack “Valley of the Dolls” M4196/S4196 


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Various Artists 

Treasure Chest Of Hits 

501 


UNITED ARTISTS 


Rockin’ Rebels 

Wild Weekend 

509 

Original Sound Track 

In The Heat Of The Night 

5160 

Link Wray 

Link Wray And His Wary Men 

510 

Original Sound Track 

You Only Live Twice 

5155 

Various Artists 

Hits 1 Forgot To Buy 

512 

Original Sound Track 

Live For Life 

5165 

Sapphires 

Who Do You Love 

513 

Original Sound Track 

Goldfinger 

5117 

Walter Gates 

My Man ' 

515 

Original Sound Track 

A Man And A Woman 

5147 

Roger Webb & His Trio 

John, Paul & All Thai Jazz 

516 

Original Sound Track 

Never On Sunday 

5070 




Original Sound Track 

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly 

5172 


TANGERINE 


Anthony & The Imperials Best Of Anthony & The Imperials 






Vol. 1 

16512 

John Anderson 

Time Will Tell 

TRC-1506 

Anthony & The Imperials 

Best Of Anthony & The Imperials 


Percy Mayfield 

My Jug And 1 

TRC-1502 


Vol. II 

16519 

Terrell Prude Trio 

Princess 

TRC-1502 

Anthony & The Imperials 

Goin’ Out Of My Head 

16511 




Chucho Avellanet 

Love And Violins 

6439 




Chucho Avellanet 

Detras De Mi Sonrisa 

61007 


TICO 


Count Basie 

Basie Meets Bond 

18032 




Shirley Bassey 

And We Were Lovers 

6565 

Joe Cuba 

My Man Speedy 

SLP 1161 

The Beatles 

A Hard Day’s Night 

6366 

Two Sides Of La Lupe 


(S)LP 1162 

Lenny Bruce 

In Concert 

6580 

Twelve Top Hits 



Al Caiola 

King Guitar 

6586 

Of 1967 


(S)LP 1163 

A! Caiola 

It Must Be Him 

6637 

Celia Cruz 

A Ti Mexico 

(S)LP 1164 

Pat Cooper 

Our Hero 

6446 

Eddie Palmieri 

Champagne 

(S)LP 1165 

Pat Cooper 

Spaghetti Sauce & Other Delights 

6548 

Julio Aleman 

Canto Para Ti 

(S)LP 1166 

Pat Cooper 

You Don’t Have To Be Italian to 


Queen Of Latin Soul 

La Lupe 

(S)LP 1167 


Like Pat Cooper 

6600 

Myrta Silva 

fill ei. 

Author and Performer 

(S)LP 1168 

Johnny Darrell 

Son Of Hickory Holler’s Tramp 

6634 

Today s All Stars 



Spencer Davis 

Spencer Davis’ Greatest Hits 

6641 

Jam Session 

Live At The Village Gate 

(S)LP 1169 

Patty Duke 

Patty Duke’s Greatest Hits 

6535 




Easybeats 

Friday On My Mind 

6588 


ALEGRE 


Ferrante & Teicher 

Our Golden Favorites 

6556 


M U L. U i \ L, 


Ferrante & Teicher 

In The Heat Of The Night 

6624 

Charlie Palmieri 

Either You Have It Or You Don’t 

858 

Ferrante & Teicher 

A Man And A Woman 

6572 

Gilberto Monroig 

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859 

Ferrante & Teicher 

Live For Life 

6632 

Pete Rodriguez 

Oh That’s Nice 

860 

Bobby Goldsboro 

Solid Goldsboro 

6561 

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861 

Leroy Holmes 

or A Few Dollars More 


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Polito Vega’s Club De La 



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6608 


Juventud 

SCO 

Leroy Holmes 

The Good The Bad And The Ugly 

6633 

Ricardo Ray 

Jala Jala Boogaloo Volume II 

oOZ 

863 

Lena Horne 

Lena In Hollywood 

6470 

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Arriba! 

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Jay & The Americans 

Jay & The Americans Greatest Hits 

6453 




Thad Jones/Mel Lewis 

Live At The Village Vanguard 

18016 


TOWER 


George Jones 

George Jones’ Golden Hits 

6532 


i u ii u rv 


Bobby Lewis 

A World Of Love 

6616 

Dick Curless 

"Tombstone Every Mile” 

ST/T 5005 

Gordon Lightfoot 

Lightfoot 

6487 

Dean Martin 

"The Lush Years” 

DT/T 5006 

Gordon Lightfoot 

The Way 1 Feel 

6587 

Justin Wiison 

"1 Gawr-On-Tee” 

T 5008 

Johnny Lytle 

A Man And A Woman 

18014 

Justin Wiison 

"Wilsonville U.S. And A.” 

T 5009 

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Sound Of Velvet Soul 

18026 

Justin Wilson 

"The ‘Wondermus’ Humor Of Justin Wiison” 

T 5010 

Jimmy McGriff 

Bag Full Of Blues 

18017 

Justin Wilson 

“Me, 1 Got A Frien’ ” 

T 5011 

Carlos Montoya 

The Artistry Of Carlos Montoya 

6610 

Bir-k Ctsriess 

‘Travelin’ Man” 

DT/T 5015 

Del Reeves 

The Best Of Del Reeves 

6635 

Sick Curless/ 



Nelson Riddle 

Music For Wives And Lovers 

18013 

Kay Adams 

"A Devil Like Me Needs An Angel Like You” 

ST/T 5025 

Tito Rodriguez 

En La Oscuridad 

61019 

The Standells 

"Dirty Water” 

ST 5027 

Jimmy Roselii 

The Italian Album 

6544 

Ks'j Adams 

‘Wheels and Tears” 

ST 5033 

Jimmy Roselii 

Core Napulitano 

6638 

Bean Martin 

“Happy In Love” 

DT 5036 

Joe Williams 

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18015 

Jisstin Wiison 

"Whoooo Boy” 

T 5039 

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Sorpresas 

6598 

Ssfisidtrack 

“The Wild Angels” 

DT/T 5043 

Various Artists 

Great Motion Picture Themes 

6122 

The Standells 

“The Hot Ones” 

ST 5049 

Various Artists 

Great Motion Picture Themes Vol. 2 

6625 

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ST/T 5050 

Various Artists 

Music To Read James Bond By 

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Cash Box — March 16, 1968 



The Bill Dana Comedy Theater Presents 


JOEY FORMAN as 



•AN AFFECTIONATE AND TRANSCENDENTAL TRIBUTE TO THE GOOD HUMOR OF THE MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI 



BILL DANA-JOEY FORMAN/THE MASHUGANISHI YOGI A 81 M RECORDS SP 4144 






Talent On Stage 


JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE 


NEW YORK— Before Jimi Hendrix 
had reached the microphone, the audi- 
ence was his. 

Seething with anti-establishment 
college students who had been plagued 
by “no smoking,” “back to your 
seats” and “clear the aisles” guards, 
the auditorium poised in imbalance 
upon the announcement that Hendrix 
wouldn’t appear until the police edicts 
were obeyed. At that very moment 
he strolled onto the stage with a 
cigarette dangling from his lips and 
a slight sneer holding the weed in 
place. 

He was there in defiance of all 
that had been shoved at them, and 
they rejoiced in his very presence. 
None of the equipment failures that 
vexed his show could take his being 
away, or detract from his visual 
showmanship although every sound 
was audible in a completely still audi- 
torium. 

Mike troubles rendered his vocals 
inaudible, amp breakdowns hindered 
his instrumental performance, but 
nothing seemed to matter. His playing 
excited the audience and his unique 
ability to play great guitar with one 
hand, in grotesque positions, or just 
with his teeth, brought astounding 
ovations and a shower of flashbulb 
activity. 

Very few acts have the charismatic 1 


quality of the Jimi Hendrix Experi- 
ence, and too few of those have a 
musical ability to live up to expecta- 
tions among the objective listeners. 
Hendrix does. His blues ability and 
the genius that enables him to per- 
form with a guitar as instrument or 
electrical tool with which to milk the 
capabilities of the amp are virtually 
unsurpassed. 

The introductions to his ‘Hey Joe,” 
“Foxey Lady” and “Purple Haze” are 
amazing examples of controlled noise 
from an electronic musical instrument 
unthought of by modern “classical” 
composers. The mid-way breaks are 
something else in combination of 
normal genius and Hendrix play- 
music-noise that serve almost as an 
introduction to the non-music work 
of his intros. 

Visually exciting, musically stimu- 
lating, the act proved a saving grace 
for a night filled with breakdowns 
and annoyances that began with John 
Hammond rendered mute by an in- 
operative mike and cut short by a 
broken guitar strap that made per- 
formance impossible. Between Ham- 
mond and Hendrix, a lengthy light- 
and-music show by the Soft Machine 
ran for about forty minutes with 
expertly coordinated bubbles of color 
running and bursting with the key 
shifts and volume changes. 


JONAH 

NEW YORK — Jonah Jones and his 
quartet opened last week at Manhat- 
tan’s regal aerie atop the RCA Build- 
ing and filled the Rainbow Grill with 
plenty of that easy going, dining and 
dancing music that the famed room is 
so well known for. Jonah Jones and 
his music are perhaps as nearly per- 
fect for this type of intimate supper 
club as it is possible to get but, un- 
fortunately, if you’ve come to hear 


JONES 

good jazz, you’ve simply come to the 
wrong place. The music is typical sup- 
per club fare, which is only right be- 
cause that’s exactly what the people 
in the club usually want to hear. Jones, 
at times, seemed a bit hassled by re- 
quests but bore the strain well and 
carried off the show with relative ease, 
considering that he couldn’t get into 
a hard core jazz thing. 


GAIL MARTIN 


NEW YORK — Reprise recording art- 
ist Gail Martin, daughter of the famed 
Dean Martin and sister to actress 
Deana Martin and to Dino Martin of 
the Dino, Desi, & Billy rock act, for 
the first time in the Persian Room at 
the Plaza Hotel. The somewhat less 
than austere confines of this 59th St. 
mecca were, for the most part, filled 
with family, friends, press, invited 
guests, and representatives of the 
Warner Bros. II - Arts and Reprise 
family, which naturally resulted in a 
great deal of applause and long en- 
cores. Not that any of this is totally 
without justification. She does have a 
good act but Gail Martin is not ready 
for her own show at the Persian Room. 


Not yet anyway. 

A lovely young woman, she seems 
particularly insecure, perhaps out of 
her element, and at times gives the 
impression that she’s apologizing for 
something . . . whatever that might be 
is never really clear. Occasionally she 
goes into a torchy bag and handles it 
very well. She also does a marvelous 
job with “Rose Of Washington 
Square,” her Reprise single. 

She’s a very talented singer and 
this whole Persian Room stint is more 
of a booking error than any thing 
else, in spite of the prestige involved. 
This reviewer would like to see her 
come back and tear the house down 
. . . when she’s ready to do it. 


FRANK GORSHIN 


HOLLYWOOD — A Sunday night, but 
a full house at the Century Plaza Ho- 
tel’s Westside Room for the Frank 
Gorshin Show — approximately 50 min- 
utes of impressions done the way they 
should be done. In other words, it was 
not a dose of Gorshin doing one im- 



pression after another with no associa- 
tion or relationship. But, instead, im- 
pressions produced and delivered via 
song, “Mood I’m In,” or “Sometimes 
I’m Happy,” or with a little storyline 
routine effect, and done with respect 
for those persons imitated; Peter Falk, 
Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, James 
Cagney, and an unlimited list of per- 
sonalities. 

Gorshin was ingratiative and funny 
with personalities, handled himself 
and his audience well, and had enough 
sense to let the management handle 
the heckler. 

Frank Gorshin erupts as the indus- 
try’s top impressionist, but also proved 
to be a capable vocalist as well, as 
demonstrated with such tunes as 
“Somewhere,” “Up A Lazy River,” and 
“By Myself.” 

A good show anywhere, anytime for 
any audience. 


TONY BENNETT 
DUKE ELLINGTON 


■«> 



NEW YORK — One goes into a Tony 
Bennett concert expecting a great per- 
formance. One comes out of a Tony 
Bennett concert marveling at the fact 
that he was even better than expected. 
This reaction can best be described 
as the Bennett-Audience Involvement 
Phenomenon, an occurrence frequently 
witnessed in late evening as vast 
throngs team from nightclubs or con- 
cert halls to huddle outside excitedly 
and expound the talents of one partic- 
ular Columbia recording artist. 

For this reviewer’s money, Tony 
Bennett still ranks high up in pop mu- 
sicdom’s select handful of royalty. If 
he’s not the king, he rates at least a 
principality. And his domain must, by 
necessity, be vast, judging by the thou- 
sands of loyal subjects who flocked to 
his Philharmonic Hall performance 
last week with his brother-in-purple, 
Duke Ellington. 

Monetary figures do not generally 
make for a good yardstick by which 
to judge the caliber of a performance, 
but in this case, the $53,000 gate for 
the double show was repaid with 
$60,000 worth of entertainment. The 
sharp, rapid-fire comedy of Jack E. 
Leonard was enhanced by a seminar 
in “What A Big Band Should Sound 
Like,” as conducted by the esteemed 


Mtf. Ellington. 

Add the Ellington sound to the Ben- 
nett control and the result is Instant ■* 

Sock-o. One so naturally associates 
Bennett with the torch-like sounds of 
“I Left My Heart In San Francisco” 
and “I Wanna Be Around To Pick Up J 
The Pieces,” which he offers on stage 
as a slick-moving medley, that one _ 
isn’t quite prepared for his saucy 
swing into a catchy adaptation called 
“Broadway, Broadway,” spiced with * 

a liberal shot of “Fascinating I 

Rhythm.” But our Tony also surprises 
with a cute Keystone Kop-y arrange- 
ment of “Firefly,” just before he doffs >v 
the jacket and tie (an audible mass 
exhalation of breath denoting “This is * 
what we came for”) for a powerful 
delivery of “If I Ruled The World.” 

By any and all standards, the con- ' 
cert was a success, whether the ticket 
was purchased solely for “Always” or 
for his scat-filled finale of “I Don’t 
Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That 
Swing.” 

Polished and quick-paced, the date - 
was a credit to both Bennett and El- 
lington, and was perhaps the best , 
“pop” concert that we’ve seen in many 
a month. Control was the keyword, * 
and, as far as the 5000-plus audiences 
were involved, the two were in control 
all the way. 


'CATCH MY SOUL' 


HOLLYWOOD — The concluding event 
of the Ahmanson Theater’s first season 
is a pop-happening of major propor- 
tions, a three ring circus of sight and 
sound. The world’s first rock treatment 
of a Shakespeare tragedy. Its multiple 
virtues include William Steven Arm- 
strong’s spectacular stage-within-a- 
stage setting, Andre Tayir’s combus- 
tibly conceived choreograhpy, the cos- 
tumes of Ray Aghayan, flamboyantly 
fusing Elizabethan with contemporary, 
the acting and singing of its principals 
and the explosive Jack Kelso — conduct- 
ed Ray Pohlman music performed by 
an on-stage seventeen piece contin- 
gent comprising some of the better 
sidemen on the coast. 

Its deficiencies — there are several — 
is the insistance upon the twelve bar 
idiom which threatens to become re- 
petitively ponderous, the acoustics of 



FIRST TIME OUT— Bob Dylan is 
shown here in the first public appear- 
ance since the artist dropped his bike 
nearly 18 months ago. The occasion, 
of course, was the Carnegie Hall con- 
cert in honor of the late Woody Guth- 
rie and for the aide of the Society to 
Combat Huntington’s Disease. Dylan’s 
latest Columbia LP, “John Wesley 
Harding,” continues to sell well 
throughout the country. 


the Ahmanson which necessitate the 
use of hand and lavaliere mikes, de- 
tracting from visual values, and the 
utilization of Jerry Lee Lewis as both 
Iago and stage manager. 

Lewis is a revelation — a macheavel- 
lian Mississippian with a drawl that 
emphasizes the racial aspects of the 
original “Othello.” His sly soliloquies 
are abetted by the on-stage piano C" 
which he attacks on occasion. Or mere- 
ly tinkles, setting the mood for the 
next sequence. But there is little neces- 
sity for his opening statement that he -4 
is indeed Jerry Lee Lewis and not 
Iago, that he is a night club performer 
removed and in “Bard” company. Pro- 
gram notes should suffice. 

William Marshall is tall and stately 
as the Moor who loved not wisely and 
his voice is rich and winning. Julienne 
Marie as Desdemona is even more at- 
tractive than the part demands and 
her eclectic folk ballad, reminiscent of 
the Thomas Morley tunes originally 
concocted for Shakespeare’s plays, is 
one of the highlights of the evening. 
Gloria Jones as Bianca, aided by the 
Blossoms, manages to stop the show on 
two occasions with “King Stephen” 
and “A Likely Piece of Work.” And 
the Blossoms come into their own with 
the second act opener “May the Winds 
Blow,” harking back to their outstand- 
ing routines on the much lamented 
“Shindig.” 

Jack Good, who vacated his post as 
creator and producer of that ABC-TV 
show, conceived and directed the 
rhythm-blues-rock approach to “Othel- 
lo,” utilizing the original dialogue for 
the book, the lyrics drawn from the 
bard for the nineteen tunes by Ray 
Pohlman. The task of adding shake 
to Shakespeare must have been mon- 
umental. 

The results are as original as any 
you’d be likely to encounter on or three 
thousand miles off-Broadway. “Catch 
My Soul” is scheduled for the next five 
weeks at the Ahmanson. A compelling 
evening in the theater it is, in turn, 
irreverent, explosive, joyful, tragic, 
brilliant and diverting. As modern as 
tomorrow. As socially aware as the 
recent report by the advisory commis- 
sion on civil disorders. West-coasters 
are urgently advised to catch “Catch 
My Soul.” 


Cash Box — March 16, 1968 



Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


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World Wide Dist. In NY Names Key Execs 


Len Chapman and Murray Kaplan 
have been placed into key berths at 
World Wide Record Distributors, 
N.Y.C., according - to Ken Revercomb, 
national director of sales and distrib- 
ution of Dot Records. 

Chapman joins Dot’s Gotham 
branch as east coast regional director, 
also functioning as N.Y. branch 
manage!’. Kaplan will take on the 
responsibilities of sales manager, 
with both men headquartering in 
Manhattan at 101 West 55th Street. 
In addition to New York, the office 
services New Jersey, Boston and 
Connecticut. Chapman and Kaplan 
will report directly to Revercomb, 
who is based at the corporation’s 
home office in Los Angeles. 

Chapman first took employment in 
the credit field with the Sherwin- 
Williams corporation. He entered the 
recording business in 1964 as opera- 
tions manager, LRDC of Illinois. 



Kaplan and Chapman 


Shortly thereafter he was upped to 
assistant branch manager, then pro- 
moted to branch manager of LRDS, 
Pennsylvania. Subsequently he moved 
to N.Y. as branch manager of LRDS, 
New York. 

Kaplan, who entered the music 
industry in 1955 as a salesman with 
Fiesta Records, specializing in Latin- 
Ameriean product. Two years later 
he was tapped by Decca Records in 
the same city. In 1960 Kaplan ac- 
cepted a post with Superior Record 
Distributors, a position he held until 
joining LRDS of N.Y. in 1963. During 
his tenure with the latter company, 
he served as branch manager and 
sales manager. 

Add Accounting Exec 

In another development, Howard 
N. Marlett has been named to the 
newly created position of assistant 
controller of Dot Records, according 
to an announcement from David C. 
Watts, firm’s Controller-Treasurer. 
Marlett will supervise the recently 
expanded accounting division, report- 
ing directly to Watts. 

Prior to joining the Dot organiza- 
tion, Marlett was exec assistant to 
the treasurer of Capitol Records for 
the past three and a half years. 
During his tenure with Capitol, Mar- 
ietta primary activities centered 
around analyzing and preparing fi- 
nancial projections for possible ac- 
quisitions, and implementing new 
systems and precedures. 


Clark Flips Over 
SAC's Flipside 

LOS ANGELES — Dick Clark has em- 
barked on a personal campaign to push 
the Strawberry Alarm Clock’s new 
single, “The Pretty Song From Psych- 
Out.” Although the SCA appears in 
the American International Pictures 
film, “Psych-Out,” produced by Clark, 
Uni Records released the single with 
the flipside, “Bit With The Guru,” as 
the “A” side. Surprised by the dick- 
ery’s action, Clark decided to launch 
his own push on the “Pretty Song” 
side. 

“Sit With The Guru,” meanwhile, 
moved onto the Cash Box Top 100 this 
week at number 74. Rick Frio, Uni’s 
national sales chief told Cash Box re- 
cently that “we have no axe to grind. 
We get billing from both sides of the 
record and it doesn’t matter which side 
sells ... so far no distributor has re- 
ported action on ‘Pretty Song.’ Never- 
theless we wish Clark well with his 
campaign.” 

Clark’s campaign includes city-to- 
city press conferences, screenings, in- 
terviews, deejay confabs, and per- 
sonal phone pitches to 63 key U. S. 
radio-TV dee jays and station execu- 
tives. Last week Clark toured San 
Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Kan- 
sas City, in advance of “Psych-Out” 
premieres. AIP is setting up an addi- 
tional 26 cities, “at least,” for him to 
tour during the next three weeks. 


GIBL SINCE! 
WANTED 

TO SING LEAD 
WITH RECORDING 
ROCK GROUP 
CALL: (212) 236-7457 


ASCAP At MENC 

NEW YORK — Morton Gould and Paul 
Creston, two of America’s distin- 
guished composer-conductors, will head 
up a group from the American Society 
of Composers, Authors and Publishers 
(ASCAP) which is participating in 
the 21st National Biennial Convention 
of the Music Educators National Con- 
ference in Seattle, March 14-19. Gould 
and Creston, both prize-winning com- 
posers in the symphonic and concert 
field, are members of the Society’s 
board of directors, and will participate 
in panel discussions at the MENC. 

Gould’s latest work, “Venice” which 
was commissioned last year by the 
Seattle Symphony, will be performed 
on March 17 by a double symphony 
composed of the Seattle Symphony and 
the Seattle Youth Orchestra. 

Herman Finkelstein, general counsel 
to the performing rights society, has 
been invited to participate in a panel 
discussion on the subject of Music and 
the Copyright Law, which will take 
place on Friday, March 15. 

Another member of the ASCAP 
Board, Adolnh Vogel — president of the 
music publishing firm, Elkan-Vogel Co. 
of Philadelphia — will also represent 
the Society. 

In addition, ASCAP will have an 
exhibit at the Seattle Center. 



TALKIN’ ’BOUT IT — Lesley Gore 
(Mercury) goes through a number in 
the control room of the recording stu- 
dio while Charlie Koppleman and Don 
Rubin go over a few details in the 
background. The occasion was the 
lark’s first session under Koppleman & 
Rubin and the result was her “Small 
Talk” single. 



TIC Closes Acquisitions 

NEW YORK — Transcontinental Music 
Corporation, the subsidiary of Trans- 
continental Investing Corporation, has 
completed the acquisitions of Record- 
wagon, Mershaw of America, and 
Pioneer Distributing Company. All 
three firms are phonograph record dis- 
tribution and service merchandising 
organizations. 

Over the past two months, TIC 
announced agreements to acquire six 
such companies. According to Robert 
K. Lifton, president of Transconti- 
nental, the closing of the remaining 
three — Tip Top Record Service, So- 
merset Corporation and Recona — are 
scheduled for the end of the month. 

Recordwagon, Mershaw and Pioneer 
generate sales of more than $41 mil- 
lion. All three were acquired sepa- 
rately with TIC common stock carry- 
ing a total value in excess of $10 mil- 
lion. 

Recordwagon is based in Boston and 
distributes records, tapes, and tape 
cartridges to department stores, dis- 
count outlets and chain stores in some 
20 states east of the Mississippi. The 
main distribution areas for Mershaw, 
located in Albany, N.Y., are the south- 


A Doctor Now 


A1 Hirt stopped at hi» 
alma mater, the Univ. of 
Cincinnati College-Con- 
servatory of Music, to re- 
ceive an honorary degree 
as Doctor of Performing 
Arts. Shown here at the 
special ceremonies are' 
(from the left) : the presi- 
dent of the school Walter 
C. Langsam; A1 “He’s the 
King” Hirt; and Ralph C. j- . 
Bursiek, executive vice ^ 


president of the univ. 


ern and southwestern states, while 
Pioneer, headquartered in Wichita, 
Kansas, handles the mid-western ^ 
states with the records and tapes it 
distributes and merchandises. 

The principals of all three companies I 
will continue to operate their individ- 
ual organizations. They will also be- 
come members of the Board of Trans- 
continental Music Corporation, the 
wholly owned subsidiary recently 
formed by TIC for the sole purpose - 
of managing its growing music inter- \ 
ests. ] 

“Through Transcontinental Music,” i 
Lifton said, “we will be able to con- —] 
solidate costly warehouse space, re- 
duce overhead and inject sophisticated,- 
data processing methods, all of which 
will result in better service to the 
thousands of customers the record dis- 
tributing companies now serve.” 


3 Acts At Anderson 


NEW YORK — A program at the An- 
derson Theatre on Saturday, March 
16,. at 8 P.M. and 11 P.M., will feature 
Eric Burdon and the Animals, the 
New York Electric String Ensemble, 
and a new group, Jessi’s First Car- 
nival. 


Syd Nathan Dies At 64 (Continued 

Night”), Wynonie Harris (‘Good 
Rockin’ Tonight,” “Bloodshot Eyes”), 
Roy Brown (“Hard Luck Blues”), 
Earl Bostic (“Flamingo”) and others. 

By 1948, King Records was the 
largest independent record company 
in the United Btates, with over thirty- 
two branches in cities throughout the 
country and was certainly the single 
most dominant label in both country 
and western and rhythm and blues. 

During the early years of King 
Records, Nathan headed the company 
although he was almost totally blind 
due to cataracts and had to be led 
around by members of his family. 
In addition to discovering most of 
the talent for the label, he also wrote 
many of the biggest songs, among 
them, “Signed, Sealed and Delivered,” 
“I’ll Sail My Ship Alone” and 
“Sweeter Than The Flowers.” 

In the early fifties, Nathan made 
stronger his hold over the rhythm 
and blues field by signing the Five 
Royales away from another label and 
by discovering such new artists as 
Hank Ballard and the Midnighters 
(“Work With Me Annie,” “Sexy 
Ways,” “Finger Poppin’ Time,” ‘Let’s 
Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go,” “The Twist”), 
Otis Williams and the Charms 
(“Hearts of Stone,” “Ivory Tower”), 
Little Willie John (“Fever,” Talk To 
Me, Talk To Me”), Freddy King 
(“Hideaway”), The Platters (“Only 
You”), Bill Doggett (“Honky Tonk,” 
“Slow Walk”). 

1956 was a great year for the 
label. Little Willie John’s “Fever” 
was voted best rhythm and blues 
record of the year by Cash Box and 
Nathan discovered, in Augusta, Geor- 
gia, his biggest artist, Janies Brown, 
who has since that time been a con- 
tinual best seller. Nathan was also 
the first to record and discover such 
artists as Otis Redding, Joe Tex, 
Steve Lawrence, Guy Mitchell, Trini 
Lopez and others who went on to 
greater fame on other labels. In the 
pure pop field, Nathan was success- 
ful with Boyd Bennett and the Rock- 
ets (“Seventeen,” “My Boy Flattop”) 
and Bonnie Lou (“Daddy-U”). 


from page 7) 


King was not Nathan’s only label 
For a time during the late forties he 
released his rhythm and blues prod- 
uct °« the Queen label and later dis- 
solved Queen by merging it along 
with several smaller companies he 
had purchased into the Federal Rec- 

?n < L C /? mp £ ny ’ He also Purchased in 
1948 the Deluxe Record Company oi 
Linden, New Jersey and ran it as an 
independent label with much success 
for over fifteen years before absorbing 
it into King. In 1958 Nathan pur 
chased the Bethlehem Record Com- 
pany and discovered on tape the sound 
o± the relatively unknown Nina 
Punched her career with 
th e hit single “I Loves You Porgy” 
which had been cut many years before 
and would have probably remained 
unnoticed but for Nathan’s ear. 

In addition to building up a dynamic 
record company and distribution set 
up, Nathan also owned the Lois 
qUsic Company which contained over 
8,000 copyrights, including most of 
the tunes mentioned in this article 
and also including “Kansas City,” 
Excuse Me, I Think I Have Got A 
Heartache, “Papa’s Got A Brand 
New Bag, “It’s A Man’s, Man’s 
Mans World,” “Try Me,” “Please! 
Please, Please, Gum Drop,” “It 

Sr Ur ^ ^'° Love,” “Money 

Marbles and Chalk,” “Dedicated to 
°u, e 1 Love ’” “ Lost Someone,” 
Cold Sweat,” “I’m Waiting Just For 
You” and many, many others. 


W-m 

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Nathan also was owner of Royal 
Plastics Record Pressing plant, which 
manufactured not only all the records 
of King and its subsidiary labels, but 
also acted as the soul producer of 
albums for Starday Records of Nash- 
ville. Nathan had just completed re- 
building the entire plant and equip- >0 
ping his studio with a modern eight I 
track board. 


Syndey Nathan is survived by his 
wife, Zella, a son, Nat, a daughter, 
Beverly, his sister, Mrs. Dorothy 
Halper and his brother, Dr. David 
Nathan. 


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"GRAMMY" 


AWARDS — 


EAST & WEST 



1 ) Award winning Glen Campbell, singing "Phoenix" 2) The 5th Dimension singing the Record 4) Presenters Tom Smothers and Mama Cass, 
of the Year winner, "Up, Up & Away." 3) Ed Ames performing "My Cup Runneth Over." 



1) Jerry Herman presenting an award to Columbia's Clive Davis for "Cabaret." 2) Miriam for "Respect." 7) Steve Allen with Grammy for Beatles producer George Martin. Beatles "Sgt. 

Makeba. 3) Morton Gould and RCA's Roger Hall. 4) Tony Bennett with Duke Ellington. 5) Lou Pepper " LP ran off with a host of awards. 

Rawls. 6) Lana Cantrell and Frankie Valli presenting Atlantic's Jerry Wexler with an award 



1) Bobbie Gentry performing her now legendary "Ode To Billie Joe." 2) Christine F arnon, Neely Plumb, Paul Weston, Sonny Burke and Les Brown. 4) The Fifth Dimension with presenters 

NARAS LA exec. dir. with Irv Townsend, NARAS' LA pres. 3) NARAS dignitaries Pete King, Joanie Sommers and "Mission: Impossible " star Greg Morris. 



1) Henry Mancini and Anita Kerr presenting Bobbie Gentry with her trophy. 2) Bert Bacharach 
with his Grammy for "Best Arrangement." 3) Johnny Mann elated over his win. 4) Glen, Bobbie 


and "Mission: Impossible " composer Lalo Shifrin clutching their Grammies. 5) Roy Silvers, Bill 
Cosby's manager, accepting the comic's award for "Best Comedy Recording ." 



1} Steve Allen and Tony Randall surround a beaming Glenn Wallichs, newly made chairman 
of Capitol Industries. 2) Janis Ian & Arlo Guthrie. 3) Margaret Whiting and Skitch Henderson. 


4) John McClure with Leopold Stokowski. 5) Tom Morgan and Tom Jones. 6) George Simon, 
NARAS guiding light, with Steve Allen. 



I I John Berg and Bob Cato, whose Dylan LP cover won a Grammy. 2) The Association, acting composer Aaron Copland. 5) The Cowsills, who harmonizingly served as presenters. 

Q5 presenters. 3) Tony Bennett with Liberty's Tom Rogan, 4) Tom Sheppard, John McClure and 


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TAMU 54162 



ABC Readies ‘Star’ LP Months In Advance 


NEW YORK — Although 20th Cen- 
tury-Fox’s lavish production of “Star,” 
the Gertrude Lawrence biopic, will not 
open until the end of September, ABC 
Records which will disti’ibute the 
soundtrack is readying plans for June 
release of the deluxe package. 

Starring Julie Andrews as Gertrude 
Lawrence, the film’s soundtrack will 
be packaged in a doublefold jacket 
with a four-color story booklet insert, 
selling at a suggested $6.79. This 
packaging formula proved highly suc- 
cessful for 20th’s “Doctor Dolittle” 
album. 


“Star” will contain approximately 
17 songs, mostly standards associated 
with the late Gertrude Lawrence, as 
well as the title song by Jimmy Van 
Heusen. 

Principal photography on “Star” 
was completed on December 15, 1967 
after 35 weeks of filming in such di- 
verse locations as New York, Cape 
Cod, London and the south of France. 
Tapes from the film will be completed 
around the first of May, and ABC is 
planning a special introduction of the 
album to its distributors. 



Young Spring 

The Fountain of Youth, 
recently pacted by Col- 
gems, is shown being con- 
gratulated by Preston 
Smith (right), Lt. Gov. of 
Texas. The boys, who’s 
first single is “Livin’ Too 
Fast”/“Make The Hurt Go 
Away.” With them are 
(from the left) : Gary Itri, 
Kenneth Molgerg, Gary 
Jenschke, and Jimmy Pan- 
za. 


Merc’s ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ 

Theme Is Strong Seller 

NEW YORK — Mercury Records’ re- 
cording of “Foggy Mountain Break- 
down,” by Flatt and Scruggs, is re- 
flecting the success of the film “Bonnie 
And Clyde,” for which the tune serves 
as a continuing theme. The label claims 
that sales on the single have now 
passed the 110,000 mark. 

Coming on the heels of ten Academy 
Award nominations for the Warner 
Bros./Seven Arts film is a repackaged 
Flatt and Scruggs LP titled “Original 
Theme From Bonnie And Clyde” (as 
performed in the motion picture by 
Flatt and Scruggs). 

Mercury product manager Alan 
Mink said a major advertising cam- 
paign will be undertaken to promote 
the album. “In addition,” he said, “the 
single now comes in a special sleeve.” 

“Foggy Mountain Breakdown” was 
originally issued ten years ago on a 
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs LP 
titled “Country Music.” 

According to Malcolm Beelby, assis- 
tant general manager in the Warner 
Bros./Seven Arts music department, 
one of the major concerns prior to 
production of the film was to obtain 
a suitable theme. Beelby added that 
Warren Beatty, the film’s producer 
and co-star, happened to have the 
Flatt and Scruggs LP in his personal 
record collection. “Beatty just felt that 
the Flatt and Scruggs tune would add 
the right touch to the film’s score,” 
Beelby explained. “He felt very strong- 
ly that it would set the tone for both 
the picture and the era.” 

As a result of Beatty’s decision, 
credit is given to the Mercury Records 
version in the film’s opening credits, 


Hampton & Adams Co-Host 
Brooklyn Museum Opening 

NEW YORK — In celebration of the 
official opening of the Brooklyn’s Mu- 
seum’s University of Haifa Architec- 
tural Exhibit on Wednesday evening, 
March 20 at 8:15 P.M. in the mu- 
seum’s Sculpture Court, Lionel Hamp- 
ton and Joey Adams will co-host a con- 
cert and entertainment program. 

The exhibit, which will be featured 
at the museum for six weeks, repro- 
duces the building complex designed 
for the University of Haifa by Pro- 
fessor Oscar Niemeyer, internationally 
known architect and creator of Brazil’s 
capitol city, Brasilia. The exhibit is 
sponsored by New York Senators 
Jacob Javits and Robert Kennedy, 
Mayor John V. Lindsay, and the Hon. 
Michael Arnon, Consul General of Is- 
rael for New York. 


Victor To Release 
'The Prophet' Single 

NASHVILLE — RCA Victor held a 
meeting and press conference in Nash- 
ville last week to announce the forth- 
coming release of what it considers 
“one of the most controversial and 
entertaining records of the year.” 

The record, called “The Prophet” by 
the Wayward Bus, was composed and 
arranged by Tupper Saussy and will 
feature clairvoyant David Hoy, in ad- 
dition to the Wayward Bus. Hoy, who 
has successfully predicted several 
news-worthy events recently, includ- 
ing a flood in the mid-West, makes 
further predictions as his part of the 
disk, which is due for immediate re- 
lease. 

The Wayward Bus was brought to 
the label by Chet Atkins and Felton 
Jarvis. 



A PICTURE OF WHAT? IN CASH BOX— Located at the intersection of 
Sweetzer and Sunset Blvd. in L.A., is this giant “Steppenwolf” sign erected by 
Dunhill to publicize their new group and LP of the same title. The VW was 
thrown in as an indication of scale. 


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Premier To Open Coast Office , Signs Mag . Men 


Premier Talent Associates is cur- 
rently negotiating to open a West 
Coast branch office in association with 
an established motion picture and tele- 
vision agency there. 

Dick Friedberg, vice-president of the 
booking agency, will fly to Los Angeles 
from New York on March 11 to con- 
tinue negotiations. 

The opening of the new office would 
involve bringing New York agents to 
Hollywood and Hollywood agents to 
New York to service acts booked by 
the Company. 


The Magnificent Men, Capitol Rec- 
ords vocal-instrumental group, has 
been signed to a long-term contract by 
Premier Talent Associates. A college 
tour for the 1968-69 season and theatre 
location engagements are now being 
scheduled for the group. 

The Magnificent Men have complet- 
ed a Spur Malt Liquor commercial for 
Wells, Rich, Greene Advertising Agen- 
cy and are now negotiating, through 
Premier Talent, for commercial and 
soomd-track work which will commence 
shortly. 


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Nashboro Opens New Studios 


(Continued from page 7) 

Howell joined Nashboro as vice presi- 
dent in charge of sales and promotion. 

In July, 1967, Pat Gray was added to 
the Nashboro staff as a “gal Friday,” 
She has worked particularly closely 
with distributors. Freddie North came 
along then to strengthen the sales 
and promotion staff, to further the 
R&B labels, Excello and A-Bet, and 
the spiritual lines, Crescent and Nash- 
boro. 

North was no newcomer to the re- 
cording industry. One of A-Bet’s ar- 
tists, he had been recording since 1955 
and worked for two years with 
WLAC’s R&B show, “Night Train.” 
A graduate of Tennessee State Uni- 
versity, North was in Nashboro’s or- 
der department before moving to his 
new position with Howell and Holmes. 
He continues to record on A-Bet. 

Cilfford Spencer was added to the 
order department staff in December, 
1967. 

Nashboro has produced some of the 
leading spiritual artists in the na- 
tion, including the Consolers, Brother 
Joe May, Mme. Edna Cooke, the 
Swanee Quintet, Angelic Gospel 
Singers and others. 

When Crescent made its purchase in 
July, 1966, Nashboro’s Excello label 
dropped its completely Delta-type 
blues label and moved forward strong- 


ly into r&b. 

Nashboro recently added new spir- 
itual artists, including Professor Alex 
Bradford, Reverend Edmond Blair, the 
Johnson Specials, the Tyler Trio, the 
Wisconsin State Church of God in 
Christ Choir, and Esther Ford, a 
former member of the Ward Singers 
and Stars of Faith. 

Onto the Excello and A-Bet labels 
came the Kelly Brothers, Butch Davis 
and the Capris, the Exotics and the 
Avons. Slim Harpo signed a long-term 
agreement with Excello, and promptly 
came up with a hit, “Trip On In” and 
has a new single on the R&B charts, 
“Te-ni-nee-ni-nu.” Williams then 
signed Jimmy Brown, a popular jazz 
organist, who plays with the Ace Can- 
non Band, Kip Anderson, Tiny Wat- 
kins, Lucille Mathis, the Exotics, 
Roger Hatcher, and Stacy Lane. 

Janet Tabor is vice president and 
general manager of Ernie’s Record 
Mart, an affiliate of Nashboro. It is 
one of the largest mail order record 
companies in the U.S., specializing in 
r&b and spiritual music. 

The vice president and secretary of 
The Crescent Company, John R. Funk, 
serves as president of Nashboro Rec- 
ord Company, Ernie’s Record Mart, 
Woodland Sound Studio, and Excel- 
lorec Music. 



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Decca Issues 17 March LP’s 


NEW YORK — Decca Records, with 
over-all business continuing at a high 
volume, has released 17 new March 
albums featuring 19 artists in the pop 
and classical fields on the Decca, Coral, 
and Brunswick labels. Offering product 
for every market, the release has been 
designed and developed to accent the 
company’s currently brisk sales activ- 
ity with a bevy of album and single 
product in all areas. 

Highlighted among the March LP 
release is a new package coupling 
Brenda Lee and Pete Fountain, “For 
The First Time.” This package, a first 
time talent welding of these two best- 
selling artists, offers a wide variety of 
material with immediate top sales po- 
tential expected. Bert Kaempfert is 
represented with his twentieth album 
on the Decca label in a package titled 
“Love That Bert.” Country Music Hall 
of Famer Ernest Tubb pays tribute to 
country great Hank Williams, with a 
new package titled “Ernest Tubb Sings 
Hank Williams.” The “new” Sammy 
Kaye sound is further exhibited as 
Kaye and his Orchestra present “The 
Glory Of Love.” An important addi- 
tion to Decca’s motion picture sound 
track catalogs now becomes available 
with the March release of the track 
from Universal’s “Matter Of Inno- 
cence,” featuring a score composed 
and conducted by Academy Award 
winner Michel Legrand and a main 
title vocal by Matt Monro. 

Additional highlights to the com- 
pany’s March LP release consist of a 
package by composer-poet-performer 
Rod McKuen titled “Very Warm.” 
England’s Val Doonican is represented 
with “If The Whole World Stopped 
Lovin,’ ” a set that is titled after, and 
contains, the song that first brought 
him to the attention of American audi- 
ences. Les Brown And His Band Of 


Renown are presented with an instru- 
mental package titled “Plays For The 
World Of The Young.” “Ron Eliran 
Sings” features the international en- 
tertainer in a collection of diversified 
material. 

Rounding out the pop release is jazz 
organist Greg Hatza with “Organized 
Jazz.” Country artist Jimmy Dickens 
makes his Decca LP debut with a new 
set titled “Jimmy Dickens Sings,” a 
package of many C & W standards. 
Comic Slappy White is also a first 
time artist for the company with his 
Brunswick comedy monologue, “The 
First (Slappy) White Astronaut,” re- 
corded live at the Apollo Theatre in 
New York. Two more Brunswick first 
LP’ers are T. Bone Walker with “The 
Truth” and international R & B artists 
“Rocky Roberts And The Airedales.” 

Decca’s Gold Label Classical Divi- 
sion is represented in the March LP 
release with three new sets of impor- 
tance to this market. Metropolitan 
Opera star tenor Sandor Konya makes 
a Decca debut with repertoire of the 
early songs of Verdi and Wagner. 
Violinist Ruggiero Ricci is featured in 
Volume 3 of a complete set of “Bach: 
Sonatas And Partitas For The Unac- 
companied Violin.” Spanish castanetist 
Lucero Tena brings another first to 
the Decca label as she is featured with 
the Madrid Chamber Orchestra in a 
program of “Baroque Music Of Spain 
With Castanets.” 

Decca’s sales promotion and art de- 
partments continue to offer a wide 
array of point-of-purchase merchan- 
dising aids in support of these month- 
ly releases. This month a full color 
display has been devised to receive 
the ultimate in store and window ex- 
posure for the Brenda Lee-Pete Foun- 
tain “For The First Time” package. 


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CashBox Album Plans 


ATLANTIC-ATCO — 15% discount offered until March 15. 

BELL — 2 free with every 10 purchased. No termination date. 

DIAMOND — One free for every 5 purchased. Expires March 31. 

DUKE-PEACOCK — Buy-7-get-one-free. No expiration date has been set. 

FORTUNE — 1 free when 6 are purchased in any combination. No time-limit. 

GATEWAY — Two free for 10 purchased on entire catalog. No time limit. 

JEWEL-PAULA — One free for five purchased on entire catalog. No expiration date. 

LITTLE-DARLIN' — Special 2 on 10 deal on all product. No expiration date. 

MONMOUTH-EVERGREEN — 1 free with 10 purchased on entire catalog. No ex- 
piration date. 

ORIGINAL SOUND — 15% discount on all LP’s — until further notice. 

! PHILIPS — Discounts on entire catalog. SPM/SPS series are discounted 10%, all 
other classicals discounted 20%. No expiration date. 

PRESTIGE — 15% discount on all LP product until further notice. 

ROULETTE — 15% discount in free merchandise. Expiration date indefinite. 

SCEPTER-WAND — 2 free with every 10 purchased. No termination date. 

SIMS — 3 free with every 10 purchased on entire catalog. No expiration date. 

SMASH-F0NTANA — Special discounts available through distribs. No expiration date. 

TAMLA-M0T0WN-G0RDY — Buy-7-get-one-free. No expiration date set. 

TOWER — 10% discount on all albums. No expiration date. 



Boston Irish 

CBS TV personality and 
Columbia recording artist 
Ed Sullivan recently visit- 
ed the Boston area to pro- 
mote his latest Columbia 
LP, “Songs Of Ireland,” 
which is performed by 
orchestra and chorus. Sul- 
livan is pictured here as 
he autographs copies of 
the set for fans at Lech- 
mere Sales in Cambridge. 


Randazzo & Pike To Pen Songs 
For New Jimmie Rodgers Flick 

NEW YORK — The forthcoming Jim- 
mie Rodgers flick, “Catch A Robber 
By The Toe,” will have songs by Teddy 
Randazzo and Victoria Pike. Filming 
for the IPE production will start in 
September. Randazzo will also com- 
pose the background music for the 
movie, and his BMI pubbery, Razzle- 
Dazzle Music, will publish it. Randazzo 
is also reading scripts for other screen 
projects. 

Teddy Randazzo Productions has 
produced a new Anthony & The Im- 
perials single for Veep. The platter, 
which couples “What Greater Love” 
and “In the Back of My Heart,” will 
be released this month. 

Three Randazzo-Pike songs have 
been recorded recently by English 
artists. These are “Take Me Like I 
Am” and “I’m Hypnotized” by James 
Royal on CBS and “Hungry Heart” 
by Kiki Dee on Fontana. 


Tannen Preps To Produce 
Rickies’ First WB Album 

NEW YORK — Producer Paul Tannen 
will produce comedian Don Rickies’ 
first Warner Bros, album. Tannen has 
scheduled March 19, 20 and 21 record- 
ing sessions in Las Vegas with Rickies, 
who will be appearing at the Sahara. 

Tannen also produces Johnny Tillot- 
son and runs Ridge Music Publishing. 


David Lucas Inks Pendulum 

NEW YORK — The Pendulum, a self- 
contained teenage group of four boys 
from Long Island, has been signed to 
a recording contract by award win- 
ning commercial composer and pro- 
ducer David Lucas. Lucas is responsi- 
ble for the Pall Mall Seven Minute 
Cigarette song, Yardley and Fresca 
commercials. He has set pop single 
recording sessions for this month. 
With the signing of this group, Lucas 
plans to make a major thrust into the 
pop scene bringing new recording 
techniques he has developed in the 
commercial production field that have 
never been used on pop dates. The 
Pendulum has also signed a writing 
contract with Lucas’ publishing di- 
vision, D’Lisa Music. 


Kent Inks Contract With AF 

NEW YORK — Comedian Larry Kent 
has signed an exclusive recording con- 
tract with Audio Fidelity Records. 
Kent plays numerous nightclub dates 
and has appeared in the “Mission Im- 
possible” and “Dick Van Dyke” TV’ers 
and such movies as “What A Way To 
Go,” “The Thrill Of It All” and “How 
Sweet It Is.” 

Kent’s debut Audio Fidelity LP (it 
is his first album for any label) is 
entitled “The Put-Down Humor Of 
Larry Kent” and was recorded live at 
the Living Room here in NY. 


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Cnsh Box Country Roundup 


A new trend shaping up in country 
music? Check out the front page edi- 
torial. 

* * * 

Vancouver, the third largest city in 
Canada, is gearing toward booming 
into the country world with the open- 
ing of the doors of a major night club 
about town, ISY’s, to country music. 
Last week, the club brought in its first 
country acts, including a weekend gig 
(8-9) for Merle Haggard. Earlier in 
the week, the house played host to 
Sheb Wooley (4-5) and Freddie Hart 
(6-7). . . . Later this month, the 
greater Vancouver area will see its 
first all-country record outlet, to be 
followed this summer with the town’s 
first all-country radio station. 

* * * 

Bob Neal informs us that his agency 
has recently signed Jack Reno to the 
fold, for exclusive booking and repre- 
sentation. Reno, who zoomed from 
nowhere to a spot well within the na- 
tion’s Top 10 with his Jab release of 
“Repeat After Me,” has been a deejay 
for several years and is currently 
based at WXCL-Peoria. Plans call for 
concentration on weekend bookings, 
since Jack is committed to the station 
for his regular program. . . . Neal, by 
the way, has also brought Stonewall 
Jackson back to his fold. Jackson, 
climbing the charts with his latest 
Columbia single, “Nothing Takes The 
Place Of Loving You,” has recently 
returned from a 21-day tour of the 
Northeast for Abe Hamza’s Music Un- 
limited and a week-long stand at the 
Edison Hotel in Toronto. 

* * * 

Several newspapers around the coun- 
try recently carried a story pertain- 
ing to some fraudulent practices car- 
ried on by a music biz setup called 
Dino Productions, based in Nashville. 


Among those who were arrested was 
one Kenny Roberts, who was alleged- 
ly an active participant in the fraud. 
The name Kenny Roberts is well 
known in country music-circles — but 
it ain’t the same guy! Unfortunately, 
in a case like this there’s bound to be 
plenty of confusion, resulting in some 
innocent people being adversely affect- 
ed. Therefore, we repeat, Yodeling 
Kenny Roberts is in no way associated 
with Dino Productions, nor, as far 
as anyone knows, with any fraudulent 
actions that may have emanated from 
that firm. . . . Kenny, by the way, has 
just left a month-long stand at the 
hospital where he was laid up for sur- 
gery. He has just finished up a gig 
on the WWVA- Wheeling Jamboree and 
leaves this week (11) for a week stand 
at the Horseshoe in Toronto. 

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Speaking of hospitals, recuperations, 
etc., Kathy Dee has just spent two 
weeks in a Cleveland hospital and will 
spend the rest of March for further 
recuperation. She will return to ac- 
tion on Apr. 8 when she opens a week’s 
run at Montreal’s Country Palace. . . . 
Jan Howard is also back in action fol- 
lowing a brief stay in the hospital 
where she was recuperating from an 
exhaustive road tour. Jan is just fin- 
ishing up a gig in Miami with Bill 
Anderson and the Po’ Boys (and is 
likely to pop up anywhere at any 
time). 

* * * 

It seems that Johnny Cash and June 
Carter have taken their recording 
duets to heart. The pair decided to 
make the team-up a permanent thing 
early this month and have thus tied 
the wedding knot. Our heartiest best 
wishes to both. 

* * * 

Sonny James & the Southern Gent- 


lemen have been signed for starring 
roles in the Lubbock, Texas, rodeo, 
Mar. 20-23. The rodeo will conclude a 
busy March schedule which ranges 
from Eau Claire, Wise., all the way to 
Miami. . . . The Flatt & Scruggs show 
has just knocked off a walloping con- 
cert at the Municipal Auditorium, 
knocking down a box office figure of 
about $5000. The team also found 
themselves on the receiving end of an 
award by the U.S. Air Force in ap- 
preciation of their “conscientious ef- 
forts toward the advancement of 
peace.”. . . Cedarwood vp John Denny 
has been promoted from the ranks, so 
to speak, being named an honorary 
Lieutenant Colonel Aide-de-Campe in 
the Alabama State Militia. . . . Former 
all-country deejay Chubby Howard is 
currently working a six-month en- 
gagement at the Harmony Lounge and 
Supper Club in East Moline, 111. Chub- 
by hopes to return to radio in the fall. 

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Stateline Broadcasting has an- 
nounced the appointment of Bobby 
Powell as general manager of WSLV- 
Ardmore, Tenn. Powell, formerly with 
such outlets as WBHP-Huntsville, 
Ala., and the Armed Forces Radio Net- 
work in Korea, has an extensive back- 
ground in country music and has 
brought about a change from a Top 
40 format to country and gospel at 
WSLV. The station is naturally in 
dire need of country and gospel prod- 
uct, both old and new. . . . KXOL-Ft. 
Worth has made three major changes 
in its management level. Station vet 
Dale Drake has taken on the addi- 
tional sales responsibilities of repre- 
senting KXOL in Dallas, in addition 
to his national sales manager duties, 
while another KXOL veteran, Jerry 
Hahn, will head a brand new depart- 
ment called Promotion and Commu- 


nity Affairs. The third change concerns 
Rusty Reynolds who will replace Hahn 
as manager of KXOL-FM. ... On Feb. 
26 another New England station 
hopped onto the country bandwagon, 
this one being WFMP-FM-Fitchburg, 
Mass. The 50,000-watter is now look- 
ing for disks and promo ideas and 
gimmicks. These can be sent to Gene 
La Verne, at the station. ... Jim 
Beedle at WXCL-Peoria is in the pro- 
cess of cutting hour-long shows for 
servicemen on ships at sea and needs 
singles — both country and rock. Rec- 
cords can be sent to him at the sta- 
tion’s address, 326 S.W. Adams St., 
Peoria, 61602. . . . KGBS-Los Angeles 
last weekend (9) held another of its 
country spectaculars at the Anaheim 
Convention Center. Headlining this 
latest package was Ray Price, Marty 
Robbins, Roy Clark and Glen Camp- 
bell. ... A crowd of about 3,000 was 
on hand for the latest KSOP-Salt 
Lake City Jamboree at the Valley Mu- 
sic Hall. The lineup of the show fea- 
tured Merle Haggard & the Strangers, 
Bonnie Owens, Willie Nelson & the 
Record Men and Johnny Bush. Another 
show, set for this week (12) will fea- 
ture Marty Robbins and Ray Price. . . . 
Don Rhea informs us of a blockbuster 
held recently by KCKN-Kansas City 
as part of the station’s 43rd Anniver- 
sary celebration. The package, held at 
the local Memorial Hall, was head- 
lined by Hank Locklin, Conway Twit- 
ty, David Houston, Liz Anderson, Lynn 
Anderson, Charlie Walker, Archie 
Campbell, John L. Sullivan, Bill Laun- 
dy and the KCKN Country Gentlemen, 
who pulled in an SRO crowd of 3800 
for the early show (with over 1000 
turnaways) and an additional 3600 
for the evening performance. The mas- 
sive turnout was the result of a month- 
long promotion from the station. 



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Country Music Report 


The Tiger Strikes Gold 

HOLLYWOOD — Capitol Records’ 
crack chanter, Buck (“The Tiger”) 
Owens has received his first gold rec- 
ord award from the Record Industry 
Association of America. The RIAA 
has certified Owens’ Capitol LP, ‘ Best 
Of Buck Owens”, as having passed the 
$1 million mark in sales. 

Owens and his producer, Ken Nelson, 
will be formally presented with the 
gold record March 19 at Capitol’s 
“Welcome To Capitol Country” out- 
door bar-b-que (where Owens will 
perform at the NARM convention in 
Miami. 

Owens’ gold record is the second in 
the country field this month. RCA Vic- 
tor’s ace songster, Jim Reeves, re- 
ceived one for his album, “Distant 
Drums”. 

The fact that two C&W disks have 
received gold record awards in the 
same months is worthy of special note, 
since few country recordings ever ex- 
ceed the $1 million sales mark. 


Epic Inks Luman 

NASHVILLE — Bob Luman has been 
inked to a recording contract with 
Epic Records. The songster, formerly 
with the Hickory label, will be pro- 
duced by well-known tunesmith Glenn 
Sutton and will have his first session, 
“Ain’t Got Time To Be Unhappy,” 
released shortly. 


Tommy Finch Dies 
Of Heart Attack 

NEW HOLLAND, PA.— C&W singer 
Tommy Finch died last week of a heart 
attack here in New Holland. Finch, 
who recorded for Cobra Records for 
the past several years, found success 
with his single, “Street Without Joy.” 
His last Cobra record, “Spirit Of ’68,” 
was released recently. 


Atkins Named RCA Nashville A&R VP 


NASHVILLE— Chet Atkins, an 11- 
year veteran as RCA’s Nashville pop 
A&R manager, has been elevated to 
the position of vice president with 
the organization, in charge of that 
same area. 



(Jhet Allans 


In making the announcement, label 
general manager Norman Racusin 
stated that Atkins would report di- 
rectly to A&R division vp Steve 
Sholes, who originally signed Atkins 
to the label as an artist over 20 years 
ago. It was further stated that Atkins’ 
added executive responsibilities are 
not expected to detract, in any way, 
from his activities as a recording 
artist. 

“This promotion,” Rascusin said, 
“serves to focus attention on and rec- 
ognize the tremendous administrative 
contribution Atkins has made to 
RCA in the areas of finding new ar- 
tists, recording artists and developing 


new talent as well as his important 
role in establishing Nashville as one 
of the world’s most important music 
centers.” 

“This appointment reflects our in- 
tent to draw even more heavily on 
Atkins’ executive abilities as we 
enter the most dynamic period of our 
industry’s history. Nashville accounts 
for a very significant share of total 
record sales, and we know that with 
Atkins serving as RCA’s vice pres- 
ident there, RCA will continue to be 
the leader of music and recording in 
Nashville.” 

In 1957, Atkins was given the man- 
agerial responsibilities in Nashville, 
and he has, in the intervening years, 
guided RCA’s Nashville activities, 
contributing markedly to Nashville’s 
emergence as “Music City, USA,” 
home of “The Nashville Sound.” 

More than fifty major artists from 
all over the world have, at one time or 
another, come to Nashville to depend 
on Atkins’ taste, musical knowledge 
and executive ability to help their re- 
cording careers, and he has been one 
of the leaders in spreading the Nash- 
ville Sound around the world. 

Not quite a year ago, homage was 
paid to Atkins’ double-barreled con- 
tribution to music and recording at 
Chet Atkins Night in Nashville where 
virtually everyone who is anyone in 
country music gathered in the Nash- 
ville auditorium to acknowledge the 
artist’s importance to Nashville. 

In addition to performing through- 
out America, Chet has performed in 
Europe, Africa and Asia with the 
Nashville Sound. He also has per- 
formed as guest soloist with such not- 
able symphonic organizations as the 
Boston Pops, the New Orleans Phil- 
harmonic, the Atlanta and the Nash- 
ville symphonies. In 1961, he perf- 
formed for President Kennedy at the 
White House. 


Campbell & Capitol Sweep C&W Awards 
At Academy Fete ; Bishop ' Man of Year 


Hickory Names New 
Pittsburgh Distrib. 

NASHVILLE — Hickory Records has 
named a new distributor for its prod- 
uct in the Pittsburgh area, P. M. Rec- 
ords, Inc., headed by Paul McGrath. 
The label stated that P.M. will handle 
record product under both the Hickory 
logo and the firm’s new subsidiary 
arm, TRX. 



TOPS IN ’67— WPLO-Atlanta’s list- 
eners recently voted RCA Victor’s hit- 
making songster, Waylon Jennings, 
1967 “Country Artist of the year”. 
Jennings is pictured here (center) re- 

I ceiving the “Country Artist of the 
Year” trophy from WPLO’s program 
director, Mac Curtis, at WPLO’s recent 
sell-out “Shower Of Stars” show. 


LOS ANGELES— Glenn Campbell and 
Capitol Records struck again, knock- 
ing off nine awards between them, at 
the Third Annual Awards ceremonies 
of the Academy of Country /Western 
Music, held last week (4) at the Cen- 
tury Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The 
award for “Country Music Man Of The 
Year” was handed to late night TV 
personality Joey Bishop, who frequent- 
ly showcases country acts on his net- 
work program. 

The largest crowd in the organiza- 
tion’s history, 1285 persons, was on 
hand for the 2% hour show, emceed 
by Pat Buttram and Billy Liebert. En- 
tertainment for the event was pro- 
vided by Roy Clark, the Dillards, Pat 
Boone and Glenn Campbell. 

The complete list of award winners 
includes: 

Top Female Vocalist — Lynn Ander- 
son 

Top Vocal Group — Sons of Pioneers 

Most Promising Female Vocalist — 
Bobbie Gentry 


'Capitol Country' 

At NARM Convention 

HOLLYWOOD — Fresh from its 
NARAS “Grammy” Awards and C&W 
Academy Awards victories, Capitol 
Records will play the proud host to an 
outdoor bar-b-que and special show 
for visting members of the National 
Association of Record Merchandisers 
(NARM) at NARM’s national conven- 
tion this month in Miami. 

Capitol’s theme for this years con- 


Lead Guitar — Jimmy Bryant 
Drums — Pee Wee Adams 
Fiddle — Billy Armstrong 
Band Leader/Band — Buck Owens 
Buckaroos 

Clubs — Palomino Club 
Top Male Vocalist — Glenn Campbell 
Top Duet — Merle Haggard /Bonnie 
Owens 

Most Promising Male Vocalist — 
Jerry Inman 

Steel Guitar — Red Rhoades 
Bass — Red Wooten 
Piano — Early Ball 
TV Personalities — Billy Mize 
Radio Personalities — Bob Kingsley 
Album of the Year — Gentle On My 
Mind. Artist: Glenn Campbell. A&R: 
A1 DeLory 

Song of the Year — It’s Such A Pret- 
ty World Today. Writer: Dale Noe. 
Publisher: Freeway Music 

Single Record of the Year — Gentle 
On My Mind. Artist: Glenn Campbell. 
A&R: A1 DeLory. 


vention will be “Welcome to Capitol 
Country” and will feature a country 
flavored show starring Glen Campbell, 
Bobbie Gentry, Buck Owens and the 
Geezinslaw Brothers. 

Campbell and Gentry, the combined 
winners of eleven (Grammy) and 
(ACWM) awards, are currently on a 
two-week P.A. tour which is scheduled 
to end with their appearance at the 
NARM convention in Miami and a 
performance at Capitol’s outdoor bar- 
b-que at the Diplomat Hotel in Holly- 
wood, Florida, March 19. 


Cash Box — March 16, 1968 



“California 

sunshine” 

(45-1044) 

Not since Rusty’s "Night Life” 
has one of his releases created so 
much initial excitement. A Har- 
lan Howard song, "California Sun- 
shine” broke strong on the West 
Coast and is now getting play 
nationwide. It is already in the 
charts and picking up steam daily. 
"California Sunshine” — another 
Monument hit! 


RUSTY DRAPER 



MONUMENT RECORD CORP. 
NASHVILLE/HOLLYWOOD 




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TOP COUNTRY 
ALBUMS 



Maxine Brown 

“UNDER THE 
INFLUENCE 
OF LOVE” 


806 16th Avenue 
Nashville, Tennessee 


Manufactured and 
Distributed World Wide 
by RCA Victor 


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A WORLD OF OUR OWN 2 

(Chappell- ASCAP) 

Sonny James (Capitol 2067) 

TAKE ME TO YOUR WORLD 1 

( A I Gallico-BMI) 

Tammy Wynette (Epic 10269) 

SKIP A ROPE 3 

(Tree— BMI ) 

Henson Cargill (Monument 1041) 

JUST FOR YOU 4 

(Tree— BMI) 

Ferlin Husky (Capitol 2048) 

I'D GIVE THE WORLD 5 

(Page Boy— SESAC) 

Warner Mack (Decca 32211) 

REPEAT AFTER ME 6 

(Tree- BMI) 

jack Reno (Job 9009) 

THE DAY THE WORLD 
STOOD STILL 9 

(Hall-Clement— BMI) 

Charlie Pride (RCA Victor 9403) 

IT'S ALL OVER 10 

(Gallico— BMI) 

David Houston & Tommy Wynette 
(Epic 10274) 

PROMISES, PROMISES 7 

(Yonah— BMI) 

Lynn Anderson (Chart 2010) 

HOW LONG WILL MY BABY 
BE GONE 13 

(Blue Book— BMI) 

Buck Owens (Capitol 2080) 

STOP THE SUN 11 

(Acclaim, Rapport— BMI) 

Bonnie Guitar (Dot 17057) 

SING ME BACK HOME 8 

(Blue Book— BMI) 

Merle Haggard (Capitol 2017) 

TAKE ME AS I AM 

(Or Let Me Go) 1 2 

(Acuff-Rose-ASCAP) 

Ray Price (Columbia 44374) 

DARK END OF THE STREET 15 

(Press— BMI) 

Archie Campbell & Lorene Mann 
(RCA Victor 9401) 


HERE COMES HEAVEN 

(Hill & Range— BMI) 

Eddy Arnold (RCA Victor 9368) 

TOGETHERNESS 

(Blue Book— BMI) 

Freddie Hart (Kapp 879) 

SON OF HICKORY 
HOLLER'S TRAMP 

(Blue Crest— BMI) 

johnny Darrell (United Artists 50235) 

WALK ON OUT OF MY 
MIND 

(Tree— BMI) 

Way Ion Jennings (RCA Victor 9414) 

LUZIANNA 

(Tuesday— BMI) 

Webb Pierce (Decca 32246) 

MY GOAL FOR TODAY 

(Pamper— BMI) 

Kenny Price (Boone 32215) 

SAY IT'S NOT YOU 

(Glad/Blue Crest— BMI) 

George Jones (Musicor 1289) 

BABY'S BACK AGAIN 

(Marchor— BMI) 

Connie Smith (RCA Victor 9413) 

HEY LITTLE ONE 

(Sherman, De Vorgen— BMI) 

Glen Campbell (Capitol 2067) 

ALL RIGHT I'LL SIGN 
THE PAPERS 

(Cedarwood— BMI) 

Mel Tillis (Kapp 881) 

FOGGY RIVER 

(Milene— ASCAP) 

Carl Smith (Columbia 44396) 

FIST CITY 

(Sure-Fire— BMI) 

Loretta Lynn (Decca 32264) 

YOU ARE MY TREASURE 

(Forrest Hills— BMI) 

Jack Greene (Decca 32261) 

EVERYBODY'S GOT TO BE 
SOMEWHERE 

(Mayhew— BMI) 

Johnny Dollar (Date 1585) 

MY BIG TRUCK DRIVIN' 
MAN 

(Moss Rose— BMI) 

Kitty Wells (Decca 32247) 


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HAVE A LITTLE FAITH 41 

(Al Gallico— BMI) 

David Houston (Epic 5-10291) 

WOMAN HUNGRY 20 

Southtown— BMI) 

Porter Wagoner (RCA Victor 9379) 

THE CAJUN STRIPPER 42 

(Acuff-Rose— BMI) 

jim Ed Brown (RCA Victor 9434) 

THE LAST THING ON MY 
MIND 40 

(Deep Fork— ASCAP) 

Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton 
(RCA Victor 9369) 

NOTHING TAKES THE 
PLACE OF LOVING YOU 39 

(Fingerlake— BMI) 

Stonewall Jackson (Columbia 4416) 

HERE COMES THE RAIN 
BABY 17 

(Acuff-Rose— BMI) 

Eddy Arnold (RCA Victor 9437) 

ROSANNA'S GOING WILD 27 

(Melody Lane— BMI) 
johnny Cash (Columbia 4373) 

SMOKE, SMOKE, SMOKE-68 45 

(Hill & Range— BMI) 

Tex Williams (Boone 1069) 

LEGEND OF BONNIE & 

CLYDE — 

(Blue Book— BMI) 

Merle Haggard (Capitol 2123) 

THE LAST GOODBYE — 

(Moss-Rose— BMI) 

Dick Miles (Capitol 2113) 

MOTHER MAY I 47 

(Green-Back— BMI) 

Liz & Lynn Anderson (RCA Victor 9445) 

LOUISVILLE 43 

(Moss Rose— BMI) 

Le Roy Van Dyke (Warner Bros. 7155) 

TOGETHERNESS 44 

(Peach-SESAC) 

Gordon Terry (Chart 1014) 

LITTLE GREEN APPLES — 

( Russel l-Cason— ASCAP) 

Roger Miller (Smash 2138) 

MOODS OF MARY 50 

(Glaser— BMI) 

Tompall & Gleaser Bros. (MGM 13880) 

ATLANTA GEORGIA STRAY 51 

(Rustlend— BMI) 

Sonny Curtis (Viva 626) 

SUNDOWN MARY 53 

(Combine— BMI) 

Billy Walker (Monument 1055) 

LET'S WAIT A LITTLE 
LONGER 49 

(Tree- BMI) 

Canadian Sweethearts (Epic 10258) 

I CAN SPOT A CHEATER 52 

(Gallico— BMI) 

johnny Tillotson (MGM 13888) 

TRUCK DRIVING CAT WITH 
NINE WIVES 54 

Jim Nesbitt (Chart 1018) 


SHE WENT A LITTLE BIT 
FARTHER 

(Gallico— BM!) 

Faron Young (Mercury 72774) 


51 THAT'S WHEN I SEE THE 
BLUES 

Jim Reeves (RCA Victor 9455) 

52 THE image of me 

Conway Twitty (Decca 32272) 

53 THERE AIN'T NO EASY RUN 

Dave Dudley (Mercury 72779) 

54 WELCOME HOME 

Jeannie Seely (Monument 13866) 

55 ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER 
PLACE 

Jerry Lee Lewis (Smash 2146) 

56 ROCKY TOP 

Osborne Bros. (Decca 32242) 

57 BURY THE BOTTLE WITH ME 

Dick Curless (Tower 399) 

58 COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, 
WOMAN 

Jan Howard (Decca 32269) 

59 WILD WEEKEND 

Bill Anderson (Decca 32276) 

60 BREAK MY MIND 

Larry Butler (Imperial 66277) 


1 SING ME BACK HOME 1 

Merle Haggard (Capitol T/ST 2848) 

2 BRANDED MAN 2 

Merle Haggard (Capitol T/ST 2789) 

3 IT TAKES PEOPLE LIKE YOU 3 

Buck Owens (Capitol T/ST 2841) 

4 the COUNTRY WAY 4 

Charley Pride 

(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3895) 

5 BY THE TIME 

I GET TO PHOENIX 7 

Glen Campbell (Capitol T/ST 2851) 

6 JUST BETWEEN YOU & ME 5 

Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton 
(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3926) 


7 YOU MEAN THE 

WORLD TO ME 6 

David Houston 

(Epic LN 24338/BN 26338) 

8 ALL THE TIME 8 

Jack Greene (Decca DL 4904/DL 4904) 

9 WHAT LOCKS THE DOOR 9 

Jack Greene (Decca DL 4939/74939) 

10 best OF EDDY ARNOLD 11 

(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3565) 

11 BILL ANDERSON'S 

GREATEST HITS 14 

(Decca DL 4839/74859) 

12 GENTLE ON MY MIND 16 

Glen Campbell (Capitol MT/ST 2809) 

13 QUEEN OF HONKY 

TONK STREET 17 

Kitty Wells (Decca DL 4929/DL 74929) 

14 PROMISES, PROMISES 19 

Lynn Anderson (Chart CHM/CHS 1004) 

15 FOR LOVING YOU 22 


Bill Anderson & Jan Howard 
(Decca DL 4959/DL 4959) 

16 TAKE ME TO YOUR WORLD/I 
DON'T WANNA PLAY HOUSE 12 

Tommy Wynette (Epic BN 26353) 

17 EVER LOVIN' WORLD OF 


EDDY ARNOLD 18 

(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3931) 

18 DAVID HOUSTON'S 

GREATEST HITS 15 

(Epic BN 26342) 

19 RAY PRICE'S GREATEST 

HITS VOL. 2 10 

(Columbia CL 2670/CS 9470) 

20 JUST FOR YOU 29 


Ferlin Husky (Capitol T/ST 2870) 

21 from SEA TO SHINING SEA 23 

Johnny Cash 

(Columbia CL 2647/CS 9447) 

22 LOVE'S GONNA HAPPEN 

TO ME 13 

Wynn Stewart (Capitol T/ST 2849) 

23 SOUL OF COUNTRY 21 

Connie Smith 

(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3889) 

24 BONNIE GUITAR 26 

(Dot DLP 3840/DLP 25840) 

25 PHANTOM 309 27 

Red Sovine (Starday LP/LSP 4141) 

26 TURN the WORLD AROUND 20 

Eddy Arnold 

(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3869) 

27 GEORGE JONES SINGS 

DALLAS FRAZIER 28 

(Musicor MM 2149/MS 3149) 

28 SKIP A ROPE — 

Henson Cargill 

(Monument LP 8094/SLP 18094) 

29 THE ONE & ONLY 24 

Waylon Jennings 

(RCA Victor CAL/CAS 2183) 

30 HEAVEN HELP THE 

WORKING GIRL — 

Norma Jean 

(Camden CAL/CAS 2218) 


Cash Box — March 16, 1968 




I 



Country Reviews 


CashBox Country IP Reviews 


( Picks ot This Week 

BOBBY GOLDSBORO (United Artists 50283) 

Honey (3:58) [Russel l-Cason BMI-Russell] 

If this Bobby Goldsboro deck is not an all-out country smash, this re- 
viewer for one will unequivocably eat the record. Although the 4-minute 
length should easily be overcome by the strength of both the Russell mate- 
rial and the Goldsboro performance, the tune is not recommended for folks 
who hate to cry in public. Powerful stuff here. Flip: “Danny” (2:26) [Unart 
B Ml -Go Ids boro] 



LYNN ANDERSON (Chart 1026) 

No Another Time (2:00) [Yonah BMI-lane] 

Getting stronger with each release, Lynn Anderson can expect to see 
big reaction to her latest outing, “No Another Time.” The hard-thumpin’ 
tune has a hoedown effect and a short of Scotch highland flavor that should 
be worth its money in plaid stamps. Flip: “The W orst Is Yet To Come” (2:43) 
[Yonah BMI-L./L. Anderson] 


ROY DRUSKY (Mercury 72784) 

You Better Sit Down Kids (3:15) [Chrismarc, Cottilion BMI-Bono] 

The pop chart success of Cher’s “You Better Sit Down Kids” may find 
its match countiy-wise in this interpretation by Roy Drusky. Roy cleverly 
latched on to this heart-rending ballad, which should pay some handsome 
returns for him. Flip: “Let’s Put Our World Back Together” (2:01) [Husky 
BMI-Peppers] 

WAYLON JENNINGS & ANITA CARTER (RCA Victor 9480) 

I Got You (2:36) [Music City ASCAP-Mareno, Galbraith] 

Teaming up for the first time, Waylon Jennings and Anita Carter have 
come up with an excellent duet session in “I Got You." The swinging, out- 
going romancer is bound to strike chart paydirt for the pair. Flip: “No One’s 
Gonna Miss Me” (2:35) [Buckhorn BMI-Kristofferson] 


JIMMY NEWMAN (Decca 32285) 

Sunshine And Bluebirds (2:16) [Newkeys BMI-Newman, Bah am] 

Just as “Blue Lonely Winter” drops from the chart track, Jimmy Newman 
appears at the starting gate with another good bet called “Sunshine and 
Bluebirds." The deck should return Jimmy quickly to the raceway, looks 
like an odds-on favorite to finish in the money. Flip: “I’m Sorry Letters” 
(2:19) [Newkeys BMI-Newman, Baham] 

STU PHILLIPS (RCA Victor 9481) 

The Note In Box Number 9 (2:50) [Port, Natson BMI-Evans, Parnes] 

A tear-stained blues number called “The Note In Box Number 9” gets a 
fine treatment in this outing by Stu Phillips. The songster, growing more in 
stature with every release, should be back seeing chart action in no time. 
Flip: “Our Last Rendezvous” (2:21) [Bobe-Wes BMI-Wes] 

RED SOVINE (Starday 831) 

Twenty-One (3:30) [Starday BMI-Sovine, Hill, Berg] 

Though “Tell Maude I Slipped” has slipped from chartsville. Red Sovine 
comes back strong with “Twenty-One,” a potent recitation that looks like 
another good sales piece for the redhead. Deejays may find some good pro- 
gramming fare in the deck. Flip: “Sparkling Wine” (2:28) [Starday BMI- 
Sovine, Hill] 


DALLAS FRAZIER (Capitol 2:20) 

The Sunshine Of My World (2:20) [Blue Crest BMI-Frazier] 

The “Everybody Ought To Sing A Song” man, Dallas Frazier is back with 
another happy-sounding ditty, this one tabbed “The Sunshine Of My World.” 
The light-hearted flavor of this bouncer makes for some good listening 
Flip: “Lonelier And More In Love” (2:17) [Blue Crest BMI-Frazier] 

BILL GOODWIN (MTA743) ' 

Country Love In (2:50) [Peach SESAC-Helm] 

This catchy novelty stanza from Bill Goodwin could be just the thing to 
garner some good national reaction for the songster. The happy-go-lucky 
lid, called “Country Love In,” is a good-natured poke at hipiedom that could 
result in plenty of spins. Flip: “Darlings 1-2-3 And Me” (2:12 [SESAC-Davisl 


( Best Bets 

ED BRUCE (RCA Victor 9475) 

I’ll Take You Away (2:21) [Screen 
Gems-Columbia BMI-Barton] Ed 
Bruce has come close to breaking out 
on several occasions and may finally 
do it with this one. Strong packaging 
in the session. Flip: “Give More Than 
You Take” (2:31) [Lynlou BMI- 
Bruce] 

MELBA MONTGOMERY (Musicor 
1291) 

You Put Me Here (2:25) [Wilderness 
BMI-Dillon] Here’s an item that could 
see Melba Montgomery make the big 
leap back into the chart scene. Power- 
ful vocalizing here. Flip: “He Wrote 
Forgive Me (For Loving Her)” (2:08) 
[Glad BMI-E./C. Mongomery] 

MARION WORTH (Decca 32278) 
Then I’ll Be Over You (2:18) [Shelby 
Singleton BMI-Peters] Marion Worth 
is still an Opry favorite and may once 
again be a disk favorite as a result 
of her latest Decca deck. Blues-laced 
ballad may stir up some excellent ac- 
tion. Flip: “Mama Sez” (2:18) [Cen- 
tral Songs BMI-Worth] 


) 

JERRY INMAN (Columbia 44453) 
From Me To You (2:44) [Gil BMI- 
Lennon, McCartney] The Beatles get 
more than a fair shake as Jerry Inman 
brings them into the country picture. 
Jerry’s adaptation of the rock ballad 
stands a nice chance to bring him 
on home. Flip: “Help” (2:02) [Maclen 
BMI-Lennon, McCartney] 


DON CROSS (Jab 9011) 

I’m Weakening (2:44) [Moss Rose 
BMI-Lewis] an attractive ballad gets 
a nice treatment from Don Cross here. 
Songster stands a good chance to be 
soon decorating many a turntable with 
the side. Worth a spin. Flip: “Ever- 
blue” (2:23) [Tree BMI-Wayne] 


BOBBY WRIGHT (Decca 32280) 

It Happens In The Best Of Families 
(2:21) [4 Star BMI-Chapel, Jennings] 
Bobby Wright may have the answer 
to scoring big points with his latest 
side. Hard-moving thunker has lots 
of appeal. Flip: “Something Called 
Happiness” (2:56) [Greenback BMI- 
Austin] 



A WORLD OF OUR OWN— Sonny James— Capi- 
tol T/ST 2884 

Titled after and highlighted by his current #1 
smash, the rousing, rhythmic romancer, “A World 1 
Of Our Own,” Sonny James’ latest LP is a power- 
house effort that’s bound to see loads of airplay 
and chart action. With the exception of “A World,”' 
which was penned by Tom Springfield, and “A 
Thousand Times A Day,” which Sonny wrote solo,, 
all the songs on the set are co-cleffings by Sonny 
and Carol Smith. Plenty of top-drawer C&W bal- 
lads on this album. Watch it move. 



HEY, LITTLE ONE — Glenn Campbell — Capitol 
T/ST 2878 

It’s been a 1-2-3 rise to fame for Glenn Camp- 
bell, one of the most sought-after sideman in the 
music world. Step 1: “Gentle On My Mind.” Step 
2: “By The Time I Get To Phoenix.” Step 3: “Hey 
Little One,” his latest hit single. In the first two 
instances, the followup LPs have also been strong 
chart pieces, and, in this case, the same sort of 
reaction can be expected. Excellent tracks in 
“Woman, Woman” and “The Impossible Dream.” 



THE BEST OF WANDA JACKSON — Capitol! 
r/Tb 2883 


The list of Wanda Jackson hits ha& grown 
quite extensive over the years, and a dozen of 
these have been compiled by Capitol Records in 
this set for their Star Line series. Dating back a 
few years to her very first big single, “Let’s Have 
A Party,” the set also includes some of her more 
contemporary hits, a la “Tears Will Be The Chaser 
For Your Wine,” and even one of her big foreign 
releases, “Santo Domingo.” Looks like another 
winner for the songstress. 



MY SONGS— Hank Williams, Jr.— MGM E/SE 
4527 

On this striking set, MGM’s crack C&W chan- 
ter, Hank Williams, Jr. performs a dozen of his 
own compositions, including his most recent chart 
item, “I Wouldn’t Change A Thing About You 
(But Your Name).” Hank’s strong voice and 
guitar, joined with his potent cleffings, make for 
an album that’s shaping up as a strong candidate 
for good sales action. Keep it in sight. 



SHINDIG — Tommy Collins — Tower D/DT 5107 

Tower Records has come up with another Tom- 
my Collins collection from the dusty vaults and 
may well find some nice reaction to the package. 
Though the set is made up of oldies, there are cer- 
tainly a number of goodies within the grooves, 
including “Shindig In The Barn” and “Wreck Of 
The Old ’97,” as well as “Oklahoma Hills.” Collins 
fans may find this set a must for addition to the 
libraries. 


VERNON OXFORD (RCA 9467) 

This Woman Is Mine (2:40) [Sure- 
Fire, BMI-Walls, Mank, Suiter] Ver- 
non Oxford has really being trying 
to break through, and this one could 
do the job for him. Tune is a twangy 
ballad with a lot in the grooves. Flip: 
“Touch Of God’s Hands” (2:35) [San 
Joaquin, BMI-Houser] 


RAY PENNINGTON (Capitol 2118) 
Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte (2:29) 
[Miller, ASCAP-David, DeVol] Ray 
Pennington takes the well-konwn pop 
hit of a while back and sets it to an 
interpretation that could be accepted 
by country fans. Flip: “Someday 

You’ll Fall Back To Me” (2:51) [Pam- 
per, BMI-Pennington] 


GOLDIE HILL SMITH (Epic 10296) 
Lovable Fool (2:21) [Wilderness BMI- 
Howard] Goldie Hill Smith makes for 
some nice listening with her second 1 
Epic single. Side could turn on lots of 
deejays and score points for Goldie. 
Flip: “Making Plans” (2:34) [Sure- 
Fire BMI-Russell, Morrison] 


JAMIE RYAN (Columbia 44451) 
Woman’s Prison (2:54) [Combine 
BMI-Pike, Wilton] Jamie Ryan may 
well break out with this well-done 
outing. Tragic tale of a gal who loses 
her cool may find itself the subject 
of lots of air action. Flip: “Among 
The First To Know” (2:49) [Tobi-Ann 
BMI-Haber] 


Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


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CashBox Argentina 


Germany 


Spanish chanter Raphael and French stars Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie 
Vartan made the headlines of the week in the local show biz scene with their 
appearances on stage at the Teatro Opera and the recording of tapes for TV 
airing in oncoming weeks. Raphael once more won a strong applause from the 
SRO crowd that has turned him into one of the top artists in this country. 
Sales of his records once more have shown the direct action of a good series 
of p.a.’s, with his single “Cuando Tu No Estas” heading for a year among 
the Top Thirty records of the country and appearing once more this week 
among Cash Box’ Top Twenty. 

On the other side, the show gathered around Sylvie and Johnny didn’t im- 
press the critics very well who probably are not too accustomed to the hard 
beat sort of music. The lack of shows in the Musicorama or Fillmore Audi- 
torium style in this country has developed into little market for international 
teen artists, and when such appearances are arranged the price of tickets is so 
high that they fall out of x-ange for teen fans. 

Luis Calvo of Music Hall is all smiles, mainly because of several strong 
selling records that range from the widely commented “Pata Pata” by Miriam 
Makeba to the new Miriam Makeba single, “Malaysia.” Sales figures for 
February reached alltime records, and the ambitious expansion plan of the 
label is being fulfilled with new recording studios due soon. MH’s President 
Nestor Selasco has recently returned from a trip to the States and reported 
that there will be strong news soon in the local music scene. 

The CBS people are also happy with the success of the San Remo single by 
Brazilian star Roberto Carlos, “Canzone Per Te,” appearing prominently in 
the charts this week and the recent LP by Los Panchos, “Hablame,” which is 
also selling very well. Also running high is a selection LP tagged “Flower 
Power” which has been in the charts for many weeks, and the Lafayette 
budget-priced Harmony albums with instrumental renderings of current hits. 

RCA reports very strong sales for Jose Feliciano’s “La Copa Rota” which is 
holding second place in this week’s charts, and the new album by the same 
artist which is competing in sales with Palito Ortega’s “El Impacto.” Among 
the newcomers in the lists appear “Judy In Disguise” by Anthony Swete, 
an EP by Palito Ortega (“Yo Tengo La Culpa”) and the version of “Malaysia” 
by Barbara & Dick. Ortega will soon travel to the States to record a new album 
in the Nashville studios of RCA. 

Philips has released the first record by tango orkster Osvaldo Piro who was 
recently contracted by the label and may soon turn into a very strong record 
artist as he already has a great popularity among tango music lovers. The 
label expects very much from the first LP by the Bee Gees since the singles by 
this group have been selling strongly. 

Odeon has released an album tagged “Best Of The Beach Boys” with some 
of their biggest hits of recent years. There is also a strong coverage of the 
international hits by two records cut by Frank Pourcel including U.S. top 
number “Love Is Blue.” Top selling single of Odeon is “La Burrita” by tropical 
music group Los Wawanco and leading the label sales lists on the LP is, as 
usual, Salvatore Adamo with his album in Spanish. 

Fermata’s Mauricio Brenner is working strongly in the teen music field and 
has obtained good results with several tunes, mainly the recent single by Los 
Gatos, “El Rey Lloro,” which followed another single by the same group, “La 
Balsa.” 

Melograf Publishers are promoting a local tune with strong possibilities: 
title is “Jonas” and it has been recorded by Fabio Sancho on Odeon and Walter 
y sus Reyes on Music Hall with several other versions under way. The pubbery 
is also pushing “To Sir, With Love” in a tie-in with the film which is now being 
shown with strong attendance and several versions in the market. 

Disc Jockey is selling strongly the version of “La Copa Rota” cut by Rosamel 
Araya who has been performing in Montevideo during the Carnival festivities. 
The album by Rosamel, “68,” is also running well. Pepito Perez, whose latest 
album is also appearing in the charts, is recording another devoted exclusively 
to bolero music. The diskery is promoting the first single by Bingo Reyna with 
vocals. Bingo has recorded only instrumental versions till now. 

Trova is preparing the second album by the Cuarteto Vocal Zupay who alter- 
nate recording sessions with appearances in the interior of the country. The 
first album is selling well and has been receiving good air play for months 
via several radio programs including Hugo Guerrero’s “Vibrante Show” on 
Radio Splendid. 


Argentina's Best Setters 


This 

Week 

1 


2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 


13 

14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

13 

20 

;o 


Last 

Week 

1 Pata Pata — (Odeon) Miriam Makeba (Music Hall); Jacko Zeller, 
Cuatro Brillantes (CBS); Zaima Beleno (Odeon); Los Venetos 
(Disc Jockey) 

2 La Copa Rota — Jose Feliciano (RCA); Rosamel Araya (Disc 
.Jockey) 

6 Canzone Per Te — (Fermata) Roberto Carlos (CBS); Sergio En- 
drigo (Fermata) 

3 La Pata Pela — Bovea (RCA); Tropical Combo (Music Hall) 

4 *E1 Rey Lloro — (Fermata) Los Gatos (RCA) 

— Suddenly You Love Me— The Tremeloes (CBS) 

7 *Despues De La Guerra — (Melograf) Sandro (CBS) 

8 The Last Waltz — Engelbert Humperdinck (Odeon); Mireille 
Mathieu, Raymond Lefevre (Disc Jockey); Caravelli (CBS) 

5 The Letter — (Relay) Los Walkers (Music Hall); Box Tops 
(Odeon); Mindbenders (Philips); Johnny (RCA) 

— Judy In Disguise — Anthony Swete, Barbara & Dick (RCA) 

11 Massachusetts — Bee Gees (Philips) 

10 *Quiero Llenarme De Ti — (Melograf) Sandro, Jacko Zeller, Hernan 
Figueroa Reyes (CBS); Cinco Latinos (Quinto); Silvia del Rio 
(Erato); King Klave (Philips); Los Tahures (Odeon) 

12 The Rain, The Park And Other Things — Cowsills (Philips) 

14 Cuando Sali De Cuba — (Korn) Luis Aguile (CBS); Juan Ramon 
(RCA) 

9 *No Pisen Las Flores — (Fermata) Palito Ortega (RCA) 

— *La Burrita — Los Wawanco (Odeon); Tropical Combo (Music Hall) 

— *Yo Tengo Lo Culpa — Palito Ortega (RCA) 

13 Esta Tarde Vi Llover — (Relay) Armando Manzanero (RCA); 
Cuatro Brillantes (CBS); Olga Guillot (Music Hall) 

— Porque Yo Quiero — (Korn) Adamo (Odeon) 

18 *Te Quiero Mucho — Pepito Perez (Disc Jockey) 

20 Hablame— Los Panchos (CBS) 

20 Cuando Tu No Estas — (Fermata) Raphael (Music Hall) 

* Local 


It’s final. The Pop Music Contest 1968 will be held on the 4th of July in 
Berlin. It was a hard fight between the cities, but the majority of the trade are 
very happy about decision. The contest is the replacement of the former 
festivals held in Baden-Baden which were responsible for the sale of millions 
of records. The festival ended in 1966 with fights which caused the discontinua- 
tion of the event. 

Berlin is also the site of the 3-day classical festival to be held on the 14-16 
November of this year. The entire program will be filmed for TV use and should 
feature a tremedous lineup of classical talent. The entire record industry is 
backing the event. The first evening will be devoted to symphony orchestra 
music, the second to chamber music and the third to opera. 

Speaking of classics. The Deutsche Grammophon has a very important new 
release in their Archive Production with the first recordings of the G. F. 
Haendel Brockes Passion” in a 3 LP complete version. The recordings were 
done in July, 1967, in Regensburg at the Basilika St. Emmeram. 

German TV will be represented at the Montreux “Golden Rose” competition 
for the best entertainment” TV show of the year with a cabaret show from 
the 1st program and a musical show featuring Peter Alexander and Johanna 
Von Koczian as the 2nd program entry. Out of competition the first program 
well send The Happening” featuring Diana Ross & the Supremes and the 
second program sends scenes from the Gilbert Becaud shows “Monsieur 100 000 
Volt. 

Paul Kuhn has grabbed off a contract as head of the SFB Radio in Berlin 
Orchestra for the next year. 

. ^ ltZ t, n C ^ azy 2v to ” Sc hulz-Reichel has signed a new long term contract 
Iwith Polydor. The Berlin artist is now in his 17th year with the 
firm - Francis Hui ? ter are e ivin ff the big push to the old ever- 

green Glory Of Love with 8 new recordings on the market due to the fact 
that the tune is the top song in the Stanley Kramer production “Guess Who’s 
^ 01 TV n £ T wo °ti? er oldies but goodies are getting an added boost 

a S j e w n Beach Boy s g° odie <God Only Knows” is getting plays due to the 
^ lIha A m ^ versi ° n °n his LP “Love Andy” and the Bobby Darin goodie 
11 I Were A Carpenter has new life due to the Val Doonican version. 

Deutsche Grammophon is giving a special push to their Ferenc Fricsay 
catalog. The master conductor died 5 years ago. The re-release schedule calls 
tor all of the important works to be put on the market and promoted through 
a special catalog. 6 

The new releases from D.G.G. include 14 albums from such top artists as 
Herbert Von Karajan, Geza Anda, Eugen Jochum, Rafael Kubelik. Pierre 
Fournier, and Henryk Szeryng. 

Teldechas 4 classical works on their push list including the only recordings 
done by Herbert Von Karajan of opera during his period at the Vienna State 
Opera. The event helps to celebrate Mr. Von Karajan’s 60th birthday. Other 
items include Karl Boehm doing “Cosi fan tutte” from Mozart, the Vienna 
Phfiharmomc under the direction of Mark Muenchinger doing Haydn’s 
Schopfung” and the Concerti Grossi from Haendel. 

/ s P ecial LP series has also come out with the price being DM 19 

(4.75 Dollars). 

Polydor is giving the big drive to “Horitontal” from the Bee Gees and James 
Last s newie “Guitar a Gogo.” 

Happiness is seeing good friends and great talents make the big time. 
Especially, when you can combine both. In this case Esther and Abi Ofarim 
two of the really fine artists in this business, and long the best LP sellers in 
Germany have finally hit the top with their “Cinderella Rockefella” single in 
England. Wait until the U.S. and England get a good look at the fabulous 
pair on stage doing their whole act! Although the novelty single is hardly 
really representative of their work, the pair is so versatile that it’s hard 
to find any type of material that would be really “representative.” The duo 
have packed concert houses, racked up tremendous LP sales, had a recent 
single success here with another number, and thrilled audiences in countless 
IV shows and spectaculars. The Philips artists are now on their way to world 
stardom and that’s exactly where they belong. Right on top! 

That’s it for this week in Germany. 


Germany Record Mtr's Sales 


This Last Weeks 
Week Week On Chart 


(Courtesy “Schallplatte”) 


9 

10 


9 

10 


8 

19 

13 

2 

2 


*Bleib bei Mir (Stay with me)— Roy Black— Polydor— Hans 
Gerig Music 

Words— The Bee Gees— Polydor — Abigail Music/R. Slezak 
Mama— Heintje — Ariola — Hans Sikorski Music 
*Sind Sie der Graf von Luxemburg (Are you the Count of 
Luxemburg?) — Dorthe — Philips — Melodie Der Welt/ 
Michel 

Judy in Disguise— John Fred & his Playboy Band — Colum- 
bia — Hans Gerig Music 

World — The Bee Gees — Polydor — Abigail Music/R. Slezak 
Massachusetts — The Bee Gees — Polydor — Abigail Music/ 
R. Slezak 

Der Letzte Walzer (The last waltz) — Peter Alexander — 
Ariola — Francis Day & Hunter 
*My Maria — Roland W. — Cornet — Hans Gerig Music 
*Romeo und Julia (Romeo & Juliet) — Die Travellers — 
Philips — Rolf Budde Music 
* Original German copyright 


Argentina's Top LP's 


This 

Week 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 
9 

10 


Last 

Week 

1 El Impacto — Palito Ortega (RCA) 

2 Presenta Los Exitos — Lafayette (CBS) 

4 Los Hits En Castellano — Adamo (Odeon) 

9 Hablame — Los Panchos (CBS) 

3 Pata Pata — Miriam Makeba (Music Hall) 

6 Llegaron — Bovea (RCA) 

— La Copa Rota — Jose Feliciano (RCA) 

5 A Mi Amor Con Amor — Armando Manzanero (RCA) 
8 Ritmo De Locura — Cuarteto Imperial (CBS) 

7 La Voz Sentimental — Pepito Perez (Disc Jockey) 


Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


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March 16, 1968 



| The Plastic Penny, discovered and recorded by Larry Page and recently in the British Top 10 with "Everything I Am" on Page One, now have the disk issued in the States by Bell 
Records. Our inset picture shows Larry Uttal of Bell Records and Dick James taken at the MIDEM immediately after the signing of an agreement for all future Dick James and 
Page One product to be released in the U.S. by Bell Records. All future Page One artists (except the Troggs) will be released on the Page One label distributed by Bell. 

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Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


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CnshBox Australia 


Leslie Gould, Managing Director of Philips Records, currently celebrating 
his company’s success with the Top Three singles, hosted a reception this 
week for Esther and Abi Ofarim. Not only are the duo the only Israeli group 
to hit No. 1 slot, but they are selling at the rate of 35-50,000 a day; after 
only two weeks on release the disk is approaching the half million sales mark. 
Gould told Cash Box that the first two months of this year have been the most 
successful in the company’s history eclipsing the enormous string of hit 
charters of 1966 which gave them the highest rate of Top Ten entries of any 
British company. Then they had five in the Top Ten but today’s Top Three 
hits far exceed anything achieved at that time. Combined sales of “Cinderella 
Rockefella” (Esther & Abi Ofarim); “Mighty Quinn” (Manfred Mann) and 
“Legend Of Xanadu” (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich) accounted for 
over 1,000,000 sales. A surprise and welcome visitor to the Ofarim reception 
was French artist Paul Mauriat whose instrumental version of “Love Is Blue” 
hit the No. 1 slot in the Cash Box American charts. Rated high in the con- 
tinental charts, it is now selling steadily in Britain and Gould predicts a Top 
Ten entry. 

As far as cassettes are concerned, Leslie Gould expects 1968 to be the year of 
the low-priced playback machine which will open up the whole market by 
retailing at between £10 and £12. The Philips version is expected to be available 
not later than June. 

For Mike and Richard Vernon this week sees the result of three years hard 
work and enthusiasm for they have entered the Top 30 album charts with 
“Fleetwood Mac.” Their story began in 1965 when they formed an independent 
production company named Blue Horizon in conjunction with their R & B 
monthly magazine. Their repertoire consisted of old American blues material 
but they quickly turned their interests to home talent and formed the Purdah 
label specifically for British blues artists. They put out a disk by John Mayall 
and discovered their was a definite market for this type of material. In 1966 
came their big break when, after discussions with major record companies, 
they entered into an agreement with CBS to take over distribution on a 
CBS/Blue Horizon logo. Their first single releases by Fleetwood Mac and 
Aynsley Dunbar Retalliation proved so successful that in January this year 
CBS gave them their own Blue Horizon label. They issued two singles and one 
album “Fleetwood Mac” which, after two weeks of release, has entered the 
charts. Future plans include a visit to Scandinavia by Mike (the creative side 
of the team) followed by a seven-week Stateside visit in May not only to pick 
up masters but record in America for future release in Britain. Meantime 
brother Richard stays home to concentrate on promotion. A Fleetwood Mac 
single is scheduled to hit the counters in March entitled “Black Magic Woman.” 

At a time when independent labels in America are tending to melt into 
larger corporate groups, the British industry continues to go the other 
way following the pattern prevalent in America years ago. Where once a hand- 
ful of record companies predominated in the U.K., now the volume of new 
labels is such that even the majors are perpetrating the trend. EMI, which 
has just launched the Bell label here under its own banner, will mint the Dot 
label in the U.K. on March 25th. Dot bows with the release of one single 
“Green Light” by the American Breed and two albums “Liberace Now” and 
“Bend Me, Shape Me” by the American Breed. Meantime, Nems Enterprises, 
now run by Vic Lewis, has decided to bring out not one, but two, independent 
labels. Before the launch of Oval Records, scheduled for later this year, Lewis 
will break in with the NEMS logo which is due to emerge in early April. Nems 
Enterprises, which has set up its own production outfit Nems Recording (first 
release “I Can’t Drive” by At Last The 1958 Rock ’n’ Roll Show), has also 
pacted its first staff producer Jimmy Duncan. Even as the diskeries themselves 
and the talent agencies spawn new banners, the publishers, too, are dipping 
into recording. Most recent example is Southern Music’s Spark Records, sparked 
here under the aegis of Freddie Poser. And another publisher, Monty Babson 
of Morgan Music, is plotting a summer time launch for the Morgan logo. 

Lawrence Yaskiel of Stigwood-Yaskiel International Germany in London 
recently for the London reception of Esther and Abi Ofarim. Yaskiel brought 
over a team of German TV and radio crews and filmed the duo in London for 
screening in their “Spectacular” TVer later in the month. Yaskiel also rep- 
resents the Bee Gees who have just completed an eleven-day s.r.o. concert 
appearance in Hamburg which culminated in the group being presented with a 
Golden Lion for “Massachusetts” voted most popular record on German- 
speaking radio. Award was made by Radio Luxembourg. The Stigwood-Yaskiel 
Organization is the only indie company which uses British methods of pro- 
motion in Germany and their clients include as well as Esther and Abi Ofarim, 
the Bee Gees, Manfred Mann, Jimi Hendrix, Dusty Springfield, Traffic Procul 
Harum, Herb Alpert, the Move, etc. 

The Traffic begin a seven-week tour of America on March 10th opening 
at the Fillimore Auditorium, San Francisco, thence to Los Angeles, Chicago and 
New York. They will be accompanied by Chris Blackwell who heads up Island 
Records here and is also the group’s personal manager. Traffic have hit the 
charts with three single releases: “Paper Sun,” “Hole In My Shoe” and “Here 
We Go Round The Mulberry Bush.” Their current single is “No Face, No Name, 
No Number.” After their American tour, Traffic return home to cut an L.P. 
after which they take off again for tours of Hungary, Scandinavia, Germany 
and Switzerland. They have also been commissioned to pen the score for the 
new 20th Century Fox picture “The Catchables.” 

Quickies: A Lennon-McCartney composition for Cilia Blacks’ new Parlophone 
single “Step Inside Love” published, of course, by Northern Songs. Cilia has 
her own TV show on BBC TV . . . Spencer Davis’ new single on United Artists 
is “Tea Bag” published by Spencer Davis Music and all record reviewers re- 
ceived a copy of the disk and — yes you’ve guessed it — a tea bag! After promot- 
ing the disk in the U.K., the Spencer Davis Group leave for a six-week tour 
of the States commencing March 27th . . . “Mighty Quinn” now topping Best 
Selling Sheet Music Lists for Feldman . . . Polydor’s March album releases 
include disks by Bert Kaempfert, Max Greger, James Last and Shirley Collins 
plus Atlantic albums by Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Otis Reading and 
Roland Kirk . . . Francois Hardy’s first single for United Artists “Now You 
Want To Be Loved.” The singer returns to England in April for her third 
season of cabaret at London’s Savoy Hotel . . . Manfred Mann’s new Fontana 
single “Up The Junction Theme” from the film of the same title with score by 
Mann . . . Coinicidental with his U.K. tour (March 9th-20th), CBS issue 
Tony Bennett album “For Once In My Life” . . . Just opened to good press 
reviews the musical “Cabaret” and CBS issue original cast album . . . Lulu in 
States for cabaret at Coconut Grove followed by Miami and Florida . . . CBS 
rush release “Canzonne Per Te” by Roberto Carlos, this year’s winning song at 
the San Remo Contest ... 

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It seems that radio station 3AK — one of the big guns in the top forty com- 
petition in Melbourne — may soon begin transmitting 24 hours each day. In the 
past, 3AK has been functioning on restricted hours due to a technical problem 
in frequency with station 2BS, in Bathurst, New South Wales. Station 2BS was 
recently purchased by a newspaper company, and official approval has already 
been given for 3AK to increase its hours of transmission. When 3AK does go 
24 hours, it means that all the commercial stations in Melbourne (six in all) 
will be operating 24 hours per day. It has been common knowledge in the trade 
that 3AK has been keen for years to increase its hours of operation, especially 
since the station began to improve in ratings on restricted hours. 

RCA are making a big promotion and sales drive on all the material in the 
catalog featuring Mancini. The drive to dealers is spearheaded by a letter from 
Bill Walsh, general manager of the record division of RCA in this area. 

Essex Music have secured the local rights to “Bottle of Wine” which is go- 
ing great guns for the Fireballs. There is also a local version out by the 
Twiliters on RCA. Other hot items in the Essex line-up at the moment are * 
“She’s A Rainbow,” “Thank You Very Much,” “The Dock Of The Bay,” and “I 
Can’t Reach You.” . 

Top English star Shirley Bassey is presently appearing at Chequers Theatre 
Restaurant in Sydney where she has completely endeared herself to the audi- 
ences. At the completion of the run, Shirley moves out to play concerts in Mel- 
bourne, Canberra, and Brisbane . . . they are being organized by Harry M. 
Miller. 

On restriction at the moment is “Cry Like A Baby,” the newie from the 
Box Tops. Copyright is held by Essex Music here. “ 

Among the very latest singles from EMI we find Tom Jones with “Delilah,” 
“Born To Be Loved By You” from Roy Orbison, Bobbie Gentry with two 
Italian language sides in “La Siepe” c/w “La Citta E Grande,” and Tommy 
James and the Shondells with “Get Out Now.” 

Making a private visit to Australia at this time is Bruce Welch, rhythm 
guitar player with the ace English group the Shadows. We spoke with Bruce 
for quite a while at the special reception given for him by EMI. Bruce is having 
a small break before getting back to work with the Shadows. 

There is a good amount of action going on with “Everlasting Love” in this 
country. Firstly, some months back the original version by Robert Knight was 
released here for Monument and it did especially well in Adelaide, South 
Australia, where it rated very high on their charts. Now, it is coming back 
again through two versions. One is of local origin by the Town Criers on 
Astor, whilst the other is the big English rendition by the Love Affair out 
on CBS. J 

Festival Records have a locally produced single out by the Cam-Pact. It 
carries “Something Easy” and “Michael.” The master was produced by Hit 
Record Productions. Other newies from the Festival group include “The Dock 
Of The Bay” by Otis Redding, “Love Explosions” by Troy Keyes, “I Thank 
You” by Sam and Dave, and Traffic with “No Face, No Name and No Number.” " 


Australia's Best Sellers 


1 "Sadie, The Cleaning Lady (Johnny Farnham — Columbia) Leeds Music. 

2 Bottle Of Wine (The Fireballs — 'Stateside) Essex Music. 

3 Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde (Georgie Fame — CBS). 

4 Judy In Disguise (John Fred — Festival) Jewel Music. 

5 A Different Drum (Stone Poneys — Capitol) Screen Gems/Columbia. 

6 Tin Soldier (Small Faces — Stateside) MCPS. 

7 Love Is Blue (Paul Mauriat — Philips) Leeds Music. 

8 Woman, Woman (Union Gap — CBS) Acuff Rose. 

9 Daydream Believer (The Monkees — RCA) Tu-Con Music. 

10 You Only Live Twice (Nancy Sinatra — Reprise). 

Asterisk indicates locally produced record. 


Great Britain's Best Sellers 


This Last 
Week Week 
1 2 


Rockefella — Esther & Abi Ofarim (Philips) 


1 

12 


4 

5 

6 

7 

8 
9 

10 

11 

12 

13 

14 


3 
9 

4 

5 
7 

17 


6 

15 

18 

8 


15 

16 


11 

10 


17 

18 

19 

20 


13 


Weeks 
On Chart 

4 Cinderella 
Rondo 

6 Mighty Quinn — Manfred Mann (Fontan) Feldman 
3 "Legend Of Xanadu — Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich 
(Fontan) Lynn 

Bend Me Shape Me — Amen Corner (Deram) Carlin 
"‘Pictures Of Matchstick Men — Status Quo (Pye) Valley 
She Wears My Ring — Solomon King (Columbia) Acuff Rose 
*Fire Brigade- — The Move (Regal-Zonophone) Essex 
^Suddenly You Love Me — The Tremeloes (CBS) Skidmore 
"Rosie — Don Partridge (Columbia) Essex 
* Jennifer Juniper- — Donovan (Pye) Donovan 
Everlasting Love — The Love Affair (CBS) Peter Maurice 
Darlin’ — Beach Boys (Capitol) Immediate 
Green Tambourine — Lemon Pipers (Pye) Kama Sutra 
*Am I That Easy To Forget — Englebert Humperdinck (Dec- 
ca) Palace 

Gimme Little Sign — Brenton Wood (Liberty) Metric 
Judy In Disguise — John Fred & His Playboy Band (Pye) 
Jewell 

""Words — Bee Gees (Polydor) Abigail 
Love Is Blue — Paul Mauriat (Philips) Shaftesbury 
-Delilah — Tom Jones (Decca) Donna 

"Back On My Feet Again — The Foundations (Pye) Welbeck/ 
Schroeder 
* Local copyrights 


Great Britain's Top Ten LP's 


Diana Ross And The Supremes 
(Tamla Motown) 

The Sound Of Music — Soundtrack 
(RCA) 

Four Tops Greatest Hits (Tamla 
Motown) 

John Wesley Harding — Bob Dylan 
(CBS) 

13 Smash Hits — Tom Jones 
(Decca) 


10 


Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club 
Band — The Beatles (Parlophone) 
British Chartbusters — Various 
(Tamla Motown) 

Breakthrough — Various (Studio 

Two-EMI) 

Val Doonican Rocks But Gently 

(Pye) 

Fleetwood Mac — Fleetwood Mac 
Blue Horizon 


Co: 


Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


Cash Box 


International News Report 


EMI Reports Strong Sates 
For 6 Mo. Ended Dec. ’67 


RCA Holds '68 Latin American 
Record Confab In Buenos Aires 


LONDON — Records and electronics 
* giant, EMI, which has recently ab- 
sorbed the Grade Organisation, a 
major talent agency complex, and is 
currently bidding to acquire control of 
„ the stock of Associated British Picture 
Corporation, is fiscally spruce accord- 
ing to half year results for the period 
ending December 1967. Group sales for 
the half year spiralled to £63,385,000 
($152,124,000) compared with £49,- 
527,000 ($119,832,000) for the compar- 
able period in 1966. Profit before tax 
advanced from £5,767,000 ($13,640,800) 
to £7,141,000 ($17,138,400). Part of 


the boost comes from devaluation of 
sterling. 

EMI, which has large overseas in- 
vestments producing 73% of profits, 
saw its offshore sales rise by £6,015,- 
000 ($14,760,000) and its pre-tax profit 
increase by £678,000 ($1,626,200). The 
board of EMI has declared an un- 
changed interim dividend of IV 2 . % 
(total for the year to June 30th 1967 
was 15%). Sales and profits of Capitol 
Records were “well up” after EMI 
wrote off the whole of a £1,250,000 
($3,000,000) promotion budget. Seem- 
ingly, the big sales effort is now be- 
ginning to pay off. 


to people and catalogues which fit in 
best with our kind of operation. We 
have that kind of confidence in Terry 
Philips.” 

Among those writers contracted to 
Philips’ firms are Maurice Irby, Jr., 
writer of “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin 
Pie” and “Strawberry Shortcake,” both 
hits for Jay and the Techniques; Jim- 
my Curtiss, writer of Jimmy Rodger’s 
biggie, “Child Of Clay”; and Lou Ze- 
rato, writer of “Beg, Borrow And 
Steal,” which made lots of chart noise 
for the Ohio Express. Other contracted 
writers include Steve Kanyon, Stephen 
Sargeant Blodgett, Marcia Hillman 
and Dan Mahony. 


Jimmy Miller Set To 
Produce Rolling Stones 

LONDON— Jimmy Miller, the Ameri- 
can producer who has found his great- 
est success in England by producing 
the hit British group, Traffic, will go 
into the studios on March 15 to begin 
producing the Rolling Stones. 

This follows discussions Miller had 
with the Stones, who were impressed 
with his production of Traffic’s records, 
especially their album, “Mr. Fantasy.” 
Miller and the Stones will be working 
for about three weeks on what is hoped 
to be the Stones’ next single and LP. 

This will not interfere with any re- 
coi’ding plans for Ti-affic. They are 
flying to America this month for an 
eight week coast to coast tour. 

Jimmy Miller was brought over to 
England about 18 months ago as a 
producer for Island Recoi'ds by the 
company’s boss, Chris Blackwell. 

He recorded “Gimme Some Lovin’ ” 
with the old Spencer Davis Group and 
also “I’m A Man” which he co-wrote 
with Steve Winwood. He now produces 
Ti-affic, Spooky Tooth and Niiwana for 
Island, the Family for Liberty records 
and Jay And The Amei'icans for United 
Artists. He also produces himself as 
an ai-tist for United Artists Records 
and has an LP due for release in the 
near future. 

“A pi-oducer should build up an 
ai'tistic rapport with a group, until 
he becomes virtually one of the group 
himself; I achieved this with Traffic, 
and I think there is a basis for 
achieving this with the Stones,” says 
Millei - . 

“They have about a dozen songs in 
vaiious stages of completion, so we 
ai-e on the way. The most difficult 
thing is not developing a song, but 
conceiving the oi'iginal idea. The new 
album should have a strong commer- 
cial base, which artistic things can be 
built on. I have been a fan of the 
Stones for a long time, and I am very, 
very happy to be their producer.” 


ada on the Reo label. 

Formed late last year, Pepper has 
released three singles, latest of which 
is “Your Eyes May Shine” by the 
Short Kuts. 


NEW YORK — Buenos Aires, Argen- 
tina is the site of RCA Records’ 1968 
Latin American Record Convention, 
which began Mai'ch 10 and will con- 
tinue through March 14. Argentina, 
Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Chile, 
Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexi- 
co, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, 
United States and Venezuela are par- 
ticipating in the convention. 

The convention’s agenda includes 
record presentations by each country 
— past and futui’e releases; subsequent 
discussion of each presentation, and 
general meetings, with primary atten- 
tion given to future plans for the 
whole of the Latin American market. 

Co-ordinating the convention details 
and acting as moderator for the meet- 
ing is Jose M. Vias, Jr., manager of 
record marketing for Latin America 
in RCA Victor Records’ international 
record department here in N. Y. Vias 
last week announced that the follow- 
ing persons would participate in the 
convention: 

ARGENTINA (RCA Records Ar- 
gentina, SAIC): R. F. Cook, President 
RCA Records Argentina; Adolfo Pino, 
Manager Creative Department; Man- 
uel Silva, Record Sales Manager; Este- 
ban Falces, Administration Manager. 

BOLIVIA (Prodisco, Ltda.): Laure- 
ano Rojas A., President. 

BRAZIL (RCA Electronica Brasi- 
leira) : Eric Skinner, General Manager, 
Recoi'd Division; Otacilio Nepomueno, 
Sales Manager; Antonio Ramalho- 


LONDON — Dick James’ Noi'thern 
Songs, which publishes the Beatles 
songs and has the distinction of being 
Bi'itain’s first music publisher to go 
public, is another company to benefit 
from devaluation. It is estimated that 
devaluation will be worth around £40,- 
000 ($96,000) in the fiscal year to Ap- 
ril 30, 1968. In a full year, it will be 
worth closer to £120,000 ($288,000) to 
the company. An interim dividend of 
26% against 24% has been declai’ed 
by Northern Songs (1966-67 total was 
56%) following profit, before tax, for 


James Brown To Appear 
At Ivory Coast Gala 

NEW YORK— On March 31, ace U.S. 
R&B chanter James Bi'own will fly to 
Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast 
in Afi'ica, to perfoi-m at the Ivorian 
Radio and Television System’s annual 
gala. Brown and his 35-member troupe, 
which includes musicians, singers and 
managers, will leave New York City 
on March 29. Aimiving in Abjidan on 
March 29, Brown will be given a 
dinner in his honor by the government 
that evening. Brown and his entire 
troupe will return to the States on 
April 1. 

The Ivorian Radio and Television 


Neto, A & R Manager; Henrique Gas- 
taldello, Manager International De- 
partment. 

CHILE (Corporacion de Radio de 
Chile): Hector Urbina, General Man- 
ager Record Division; Jorge Rencoi'et, 
Sales Manager. 

COLOMBIA (Industria Electro-So- 
nora, S.A.) : Hernan Restrepo, Director 
RCA Department; Orlando Posada, 
Sales Manager. 

CENTRAL AMERICA (Discos Cen- 
troamericanas, S.A.): Jose A. Hutt, 
President; Armando Garcia L., Con- 
troller. 

MEXICO (RCA Records Mexicana, 
S.A. de C.D.): Ruben Fuentes, Man- 
ager A & R; Guillermo Infante, Rec- 
ord Marketing Manager. 

PERU (F.T.A.): Nilo Marchand O., 
General Manager; Osvaldo Vasquez, 
Manager Record Division. 

PUERTO RICO (Kelvinator Sales 
of Puerto Rico, Inc.):‘ Carlos Rom, 
Vice-President and General Manager; 
Ignacio Mena, Manager Record Divi- 
sion. 

SPAIN (RCA Espanola, S.A.): Gil 
Beltran, Managing Director. 

URUGUAY (APSA-SIWEG) : Jaime 
Wegbrait; Ignacio Jeannot; Norman 
Arlin. 

VENEZUELA (Hei-manos Antor, 
S.A.): Antor Antor, Pi'esident. 

U.S.A. (RCA Record Division): Da- 
rio Soria, Division Vice President; Jose 
M. Vias, Jr., Regional Manager Latin 
America. 


the six months ended October 31st 
1967 of £403,000 ($967,200). This com- 
pares with £422,000 ($1,012,800) for 
the coi-responding pei’iod a year earli- 
er. The directors now estimate a full 
year’s pi’ofit of not less than £840,000 
($2,016,000) compared with £842,511 
($2,022,026) for 1966-67. Before deval- 
uation forecast was £625,000 ($1,500,- 
000). Northern Songs, it is calculated, 
is now running at an annual pi'ofits 
rate of £920,000 ($2,208,000) before 
tax. 


system sponsors its annual gala, under 
the direction of the Ivorian minister 
of inormation, M. Mathieu Ekra, in 
oi’der to collect funds to finance the 
various national chai’ities. A recent 
government poll x’evealed that James 
Browui was the most popular ai'tist in 
the Ivory Coast. The Coast’s con- 
sulate in NY contacted Jack Bart, 
president of Universal Attractions, 
Brown’s bookers, and negotiated for 
the appearance of Brown at the gala. 
The Ivorian government and its radio 
and television system will pay the 
cost of bringing Brown and his troupe 
to their country. 

Brown’s show at the Ivoi’ian gala 
will mark his fii*st appearance in 
Africa. 


MCA's Leeds Music To Rep 
Philips Pubberies In Brit . 


NEW YORK— MCA’s music publish- 
" ing division has made a deal with 
Teri-y Philips, president and owner of 
Patrick Bradley Music and Popdraw 
Music, whereby both the Bradley and 
, Popdraw catalogues will be represent- 
ed in Great Britain by MCA’s Leeds 
Music. Negotiations for the deal were 
conducted between Philips and Sal 
Chianta, MCA vice president in charge 
of the firm’s publishing division. 

Cyril Simons, managing director of 
Leeds Music, has had several confer- 
ences with Philips, and a number of 
projects have been initiated. 

Chianta said, “We have, in the past, 
made relatively few catalogue deals, 
pi-eferring always to limit our choices 


Arthur Conley 
Treks To Europe 

NEW YORK — Today (11), American 
soul chanter Arthur Conley leaves 
the U.S. for Europe to do a series of 
concei-ts and TV appearances, as well 
as promotional work on his new Atco 
label single, “Funky Street.” Phil 
Walden, Conley’s manager, has ar- 
i-anged the month long tour which has 
been coordinated with Atlantic Rec- 
oi’ds. Conley has been a successful 
perforcner as well as singles seller in 
Europe since his initial tour in March 
of 1967 with his mentor, the late Otis 
Redding. “Sweet Soul Music” and 
“Shake, Rattle, And Roll” repeated 
their U.S. success in the foreign mar- 
< kets. This tour marks Conley’s third 
trip to Europe. Conley will make tele- 
vision appeai’ances in Germany, 
France, Italy, Great Britain, Holland, 
Sweden, and Denmai'k. 

A pi-ess reception will be held in 
London dui’ing the week of March 
18th. Polydor and Atlantic Records 
will fete the young soul singer. 

Accompanying Conley on the tour 
will be his own seven piece band. 
Twiggs Lydon, representative of the 
Walden management firm, is sched- 
uled to travel with Conley and co- 
oi’dinate all plans. 

“Funky Street,” was released in 
Great Britain on March 8. 

Evidence of Conley’s success in 
' Great Britain is the fact he placed on 
the newcomer section of the Melody 
, Maker Poll in 1967. 

Conley will appear with his band 
; throughout Great Britain and in 
Fi’ance, Holland, Germany, Belgium, 
Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. 

, Quality Named Distrib 
For Pepper In Canada 

NEW YORK — The Memphis, Ten- 
nessee-based label, Pepper Records, 
last week named Quality Records of 
Canada as its Canadian distributor. 
Negotiations were completed and dis- 
closed last Thursday (29) by Pepper 
general manager Mai'ty Lacker. 

Releases from the record division of 
1 Pepper & Tanner will appear in Can- 


Northern Songs Shows 967G's 
Profit For May-Oct. Of 1967 


Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


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Italy 



Japan 


A singular manifestation is taking part every year in Italy. We refer to the 
song festival entitled ‘‘Zecchino D’Oro.” This contest, which takes place in 
Bologna, is devoted entirely to children’s songs. This Festival has become quite 
popular thanks to the TV exposure that is devoted to it. By the way, there is 
a large market here for children’s songs, and this is confirmed by the interest 
that more record firms are showing in this event. 

The songs performed will be sung by children aged between three and eight 
years. The original album of “Festival Dello Zecchino D’Oro” will be released 
(as each year) by RI.FI and will contain all the songs presented on the stage 
in Bologna by the same little artists selected for the show. 

The Festival will take place March 17th, 18th and 19th. MC of the affair will 
be Cino Tortorella, one of the best-known TV actors and popular among Italian 
children as Aurli the Wizard. 

The songs selected in this year’s contest are: “II Torero Camomillo,” “3 
Guerrieri Indiani,” “II Valzer Del Moscerino,” “II Semaforo,” “Abra Cadabra,” 
“La Banda Dello Zoo,” “Se Fossi Leonardo,” “Sitting Bull,” “II Topo Zorro,” 
“Coriolano,” “L’Allegro Caimano,” “Tinta E Ghiri.” All songs have been 
released in the RI.FI album, arranged by Augusto Martelli. 

There are some rumors concerning the next visit of Frank Sinatra to Italy. 
It seems that the top American artist will take part in two concerts in Rome 
and Milan. In the meantime, our TV Company has just acquired the rights 
on the latest color TV show recently released in the States by Sinatra where 
other top artists of the “Clan” take part (Nancy Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy 
Davis, Jr.). 

Toto Savio is well-known as a composer having penned the last year San 
Remo million seller “Cuore Matto.” Now he will make his debut as a singer. 
Cemed Carosello has just pacted this artist under an exclusive contract and 
has already presented his first single. Songs chosen for his debut are “Dammi 
Una Mano” (Give Me Help) b/w “Eh, No!” Both songs are, of course, penned 
by Toto Savio himself. 

Just released by Cemed Carosello the recent hit of the Spencer Davis Group 
(United Artist’s) “Mr. Second Class,” and it already is obtaining a good sales 
reaction. The song was introduced to the Italian public via different radio and 
TV performances in which the English group took part during their recent 
concert tour in Italy. 

Gigliola Cinquetti, top artist of CGD, has a very heavy schedule ahead. After 
having acted in several motion pictures and in some TV serials, she will now 
leave for a long singing tour around the world. First countries in the program 
are Germany and France, thence to Mexico, England and Spain. 

Also heavy is the schedule of another top CGD star, Caterina Caselli. She has 
just recorded her new single, the Italian version of the David McWilliams’ 
hit “Days Of Pearly Spencer” (“II Volto Della Vista”). Caterina leaves for 
Rumania for several concerts. Then she will be in Switzerland to take part 
in TV shows. 

George Fame, who reached the heighth of popularity in England thanks to 
his recording “Bonnie And Clyde,” is expected very soon in Italy to record 
the Italian version of it. The occasion will serve to introduce “Bonnie And 
Clyde” to the Italian public via several top TV performances and concerts in 
which he will take part. The announcement has been given to Cash Box by 
CBS Italiana. 

Our TV screens are also responsible for the strong sales action that the 
latest Italian single by Adamo (EMI Italiana) is obtaining on our market. 
The two titles, just recorded by Adamo in our language during his recent stay 
here, are “Affida Una Lacrima A1 Vento” and “Vorrei Fermare II Tempo.” Mr. 
Barbareschi, Sales Manager of EMI Italiana, has reported that more than 
30,000 copies of the disc have been sold in one week. 

We have been informed by Tonino Casetta of Belldisc Italiana that the 
well-known American guitar duo Santo & Johnny have just arrived in Milan. 
During their stay, they will record the top French hit “Love Is Blue” which will 
also be presented by them in three different TV shows. For the occasion, Bell- 
disc Italiana will release this week the latest LP by Santo & Johnny which 
will be issued under the Liberty label. 

Referring to “Love Is Blue,” we have just been informed by EMI Italiana 
that the top English group the Renegades will release the first Italian version 
of the song. Also interesting is the fact that the Renegades have also recorded 
the present top English hit “Mighty Quinn” which is the first version avail- 
able on our market. Two other recordings of “Love Is Blue” have also just 
been announced. The first will be released under the CBS Italiana label and 
performed by the well-known trumpet player A1 Korvin. 25,000 discs have been 
immediately sold. The other version has been released by Durium by the 
orchestra conducted by Marcello Minerbi. 

Other recent releases of Durium are “There Is” by the Dells, “Tell Mama” 
by Etta James, and “Judy In Disguise” by John Fred and Playboy Band. The 
latter has been released under the original label Paula. 


Italy’s Best Sellers 


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Week Week On Charts 


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*La Tramontana: Antonie (Saar), Gianni Pettenati (Fonit 
Cetra). Published by Sugarmusic/Mas 
*Canzone: Don Backy (Amico), Adriano Celentano (Clan). 
Published by Clan. 

*Canzone Per Te: Sergio Endrigo (Fonit Cetra), Roberto 
Carlos (CBS Italiana). Published by Usignolo 
*Casa Bianca: Marisa Sannia (Fonit Cetra), Don Backy 
(Amico) Ornella Vanoni (Ariston). Published by El & Chris 
* Deborah: Wilson Pickett (Rifi), Fausto Leali (Rifi). Pub- 
lished by Rifi Music 

*Un Uomo Piange Solo Per Amore: Little Tony (Durium). 
Published by Ariston 

*Gli Occhi Miei: Dino (RCA Italiana), Wilma Goich (Ri- 
cordi). Published by Ricordi 

*Quando M’lnnamoro: Anna Identici (Ariston), The Sand- 
pipers (CGD). Published by Sugarmusic 
Due Minuti Di Felicita’: Sylvie Vartan (RCA). Published 

by Les Copains 

L’Ora Dell’ Amore: I Camaleonti: (CBS Italiana). Published 
by Sugarmusic 

*Vengo Anch’Io, No, Tu No: Enzo Jannacci (RCA Italiana). 
Published by RCA Italiana 

*Le Opere Di Bartolomeo: The Rokes (RCA Italiana). Pub- 
lished by RCA Italiana 


Nippon Grammophon held an affair February 22 at their main office in Tokyc 
for the Spotnics who have had public performances in 49 cities here since last 
December. At the ceremony, each of five members was given a letter of com- 
mendation and a golden disc in honor of their great success. The firm also 
released their anniversary single “Jupiter Special” this month on Polydor. 
Since September 1964, Nippon Grammophon released their 16 singles with 
total sales of 1,400,000, as well as 17 LPs with 500,000 copies sold. 

Among the singles recently released, pop critics especially recommended 
“Jackie” by Scott Walker, “If You Go Away” by Dusty Springfield, “Zabadak” 
by Dave Dee, “If I Promise” by John Walker on Philips; “She’s A Rainbow” 
by Rolling Stones, “Shout” by Lulu on London; “My Girl” by the Temptations 
on Tamla Motown; “Things” by Dean Martin & Nancy Sinatra on Reprise; 
“Watch Her Ride” by Jefferson Airplane on R.C.A.; “I Can See For Miles” 
by the Who on Polydor; “Judy In Disguise” by John Fred & Playboy Band on 
ABC; and “Good Lovin’ ” by Young Rascals on Atlantic. 

Among the LPs recently released pop critics especially recommended “Golden 
R & B” (the Temptations), “Martha And The Vandellas Greatest Hits” on 
Tamla Motown; “Cliff In Japan,” “In The Hollies Style” on Odeon; “Pisces, 
Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.” (Monkees), “Country, Charley Pride” on 
R.C.A.; “The Righteous Brothers Greatest Hits” on Verne; “Deluxe Edition, 
Nancy Sinatra,” “Trini Lopez Live in Tokyo” on Reprise; “The Sound of Wilson 
Pickett” on Atlantic; and “The Very Best of Aznavour” on Monument. 

In honor of one million dollars sales of the “Golden Billy Vaughan” album 
released by World Group Department of Nippon Victor Records, Mr. K. L. Cole, 
representative of Dot Records, Inc., presented a golden disc to Nippon Victor 
Records. This is the second golden disc which was given by a foreign record 
company to the firm, the first being one to honor the sound track album “Sound 
Of Music” on R.C.A. 

As the first release of the “Jazz Heritage Series,” King Records released 
three LPs titled “Rare Items” (including 10 works by Louis Armstrong between 
1935 and 1944). “A Legend” (including 10 works by Chick Webb between 1929 
and 1936) and “The Beginning” (including 10 works by Duke Ellington between 
1926 and 1928) on Decca. The firm also released a single “Since There’s No You” 
by Brenda Lee on Decca which was recorded while she visited here last year. 


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(LOCAL) 


Koi-No Shizuku — Yukari Itoh (King) 

Nijiiro-No Mizuumi — Akiko Nakamura (King) 

Sakariba Blues — Shinichi Mori (Victor) 

Tsuki-No Shizuku — Teruhiko Saigo (Crown) 

Ame-No Ginza — Los Primos (Crown) 

Namida-No Kawakumade — Sachiko Nishida (Polydor) 
Hanataro-Gasa — Ukio Hashi (Victor) 

Love You Tokyo — Los Primos (Crown) 

Yube-No Himitsu — Tomoko Ogawa (Toshiba) 

Maboroshi-No Amalilia — Yuzo Kayama (Toshibo) 

(INTERNATIONAL) 

I Only Live Twice — The Folk Crusaders (Capitol). Publisher/ Art 
Music-Pacific 

Kokoro-No Niji — The Blue Comets (CBS). Publisher /Watanabe 
Massachusetts — The Bee Gees (Polydor). Sub-Publisher /Musical 
Rights 

Otome-No Inori — Jun Mayuzumi (Capitol). Publisher/Ishihara 
Kemeko-No Uta — The Darts (CBS). Publisher/ — 

Daydream Believer — The Monkees (RCA Victor). Sub-Publisher/ 
Shinko 

The Rain, The Park And Other Things — The Cowsills (MGM). 
Sub-Publisher/ Shinko 

Kimi-Dakeni Ai-O— The Tigers (Polydor). Publisher/ Watanabe 
Hello Good-Bye — The Beatles (Odeon). Sub-Publisher/Toshiba 
Madmoiselle Blues— The Jaguars (Philips). Publisher/ Shinko 
Theme of the Monkees— The Monkees (RCA-Victor). Sub-Pub- 
lisher/ Shinko 

Aisuru Anita — The Wild Ones (Capitol). Publisher/Watanabe 
My Girl— The Temptations (Motown). Sub-Publisher /Taiyo 
Itsumademo Dokomademo — The Spiders (Philips). Publisher/ New 
Orient 

Patha Patha — Miriam Makeba (Reprise). Sub-Publisher/ — 
(ALBUM) 

Monkees Golden Album — The Monkees (RCA) 

Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. — The Monkees (RCA) 
Rolling Stones Golden Album— The Rolling Stones (London) 
Equinox — Sergio Mendez & Brasil ’66 
Golden Nancy Sinatra — Nancy Sinatra (Reprise) 


ITALY (Continued) 

13 8 5 *Da Bambino: I Giganti (Rifi), Massimo Ranieri (CGD). 

Published by El & Chris 

14 10 3 *La Siepe: A1 Bano (EMI Italiana). Published by EMI 

Italiana 

15 14 2 * Siesta: Bobby Solo (Ricordi). Published by Ricordi. 

* Denotes Italian original copyrights 


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Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


Scandinavia 


Denmark 

Recent releases from Dansk Grammofonpladeforlag include a number of LP 
albums on Bel Air, Musidisc, Savoy and Saba. The latter is a German label 
specializing on jazz recordings with among others the late Stuff Smith, Den- 
mark’s Svend Asmussen and French Jean-Luc Ponty. 

NPA (Nordisk Polyphon Akts.) has a new single with Katy Bodtger on 
Polydor doing two Swedish oldies in Danish. Tremeloes on CBS is out with 
“Suddenly You Love Me”; Cream on Polydor has a new single including “Sun- 
shine Of Your Love”; Rocking Ghosts has done “Rock Around The Clock” on 
a CBS single. Local talent Flemming with Page One has done “Bonnie And 
Clyde” in a Danish version on a Polydor single. 

HNF (Hede Nielsens Fabriker A/S) is busy with a special promotion cam- 
paign for Jefferson Airplane and their LP “After Bathing at Baxter’s” on RCA 
Victor. The group is arriving in Copenhagen Mar. 18th for concerts at the 
Tivoli Consert Hall. 

EMI here is following up the recent visits of EMI artists from abroad. 
Swedish group Tages recently completed a Danish tour. British group Scaffold 
recently appeared at the Nimb, a pop restaurant. Pretty Things is another 
group who just ended a tour here. Among the local artists, Bjorn Tidmand, is 
just out with a new Odeon single. 

Finland 

Kristina Hautala has done “Love Is Me, Love Is You” and “Partie de dames” 
in Finnish, Helena Siltala has done two local tunes; Eino Gron has done “I’m 
Coming Home” b.w. “Am I That Easy To Forget” in Finnish; Simo Salminen 
and Jarno Sarjanen has a single each with local tunes, all on the Scandia label. 

Among foreign releases from Finnlevy are Manfred Mann on Fontana with 
“Mighty Quinn,” Move with “Fire Brigade” and Bee Gees with “Words” on 
Polydor, both reported doing very good here. 

Eero & Jussi on RCA Victor has done “Chattanooga Choo Choo” in Finnish. 
New at the RCA Victor label here is Ann-Christine, formerly on the Scandia 
label. She has made her RCA debut with “Pata-Pata.” Ab Discophon Oy is also 
planning an extensive promotion for Aarno Raninen on RCA Victor with “Onni 
ja Kai,” which is “Bonnie And Clyde” in Finnish. 

Record industry figures for 1967 reveals that single sales dropped approx. 
11%, EPs dropped about 29%, budget-price LPs increased approx. 79%, while 
normal-priced LPs dropped around 12%. In total the sales decreased about 5%. 
The share of the domestic production represents about 38.5% of total sales, and 
about 61% of single sales. 

Kristina Hautala, 19, will represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 
in London in April. She is recording for the 'Scandia label. 

Norway 

Recent release from Arne Bendiksen A/S is the LP by John Fred & His Play- 
boys on California, including among others “Judy In Disguise,” a tune now on 
the charts all over Scandinavia. Also just released is the LP album “Ma jeunesse 
fout le camp . . .” with Francoise Hardy on Vogue. 

Difference, RCA Victor recording sextet from Trondheim, is out with a new 
single including “Ballad Of A Broken Heart” and “Outside”. Other recent re- 
leases from A/S Nera include seven RCA Camden LP albums, eight RCA Victor 
LP albums and seven singles. Nera has just signed a contract with Linn Arnold, 
local artist, who soon will do his first RCA Victor recording. 

Norsk Phonogram A/S last week released “Peace Of Mind” with Paul Revere 
& Raiders on a CBS single. In addition there were also four CBS LP albums 
released. 

Sweden 




IT’S BLUE IN MONTREAL TOO — Shown at a recently held press conference 
for Paul Mauriat (Philips) in Montreal, are (from the left): Fraser Jamieson, 
president of London Records in Canada; Paul Mauriat; Alice Koury, executive 
secretary of London Records; and Art Collins, librarian at CFRB-Toronto. Paul 
Mauriat’s “Love Is Blue” waxing continues as a top of the chart item. 


Denmark's Best Sellers 


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10 Sussy Moore (Lollipops/Polydor) No publisher 
3 Judy In Disguise (John Fred & His Playboy Band/ 
California) American Songs AB, Sweden 
3 She’s A Rainbow (Rolling Stones /Decca) Musikforlaget 
Essex AB, Sweden 

Romeo und Julia (Peggy March/RCA Victor) 

Sweden Music AB, Sweden 

Kaerlighed er ingen leg (Gitte Haenning/HMV) 

Words (Bee Gees/Polydor) Dacapo Musikforlag, Denmark 
La Bostella (Svend Nicolaisen/Tono) 

Multitone A/S, Denmark 

The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde (Georgie Fame/CBS) 
Dacapo Musikforlag, Denmark 
Thank U Very Much (Scaffold/Parlophone) 

World (Bee Gees/Polydor) Dacapo Musikforlag, Denmark 


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7 Lyckliga gatan (II ragazzo della Via Gluck) (Anna-Lena 
Lofgren/ Metronome) Arne Bendiksen A/S, Norway 

6 Under ditt parasoll (Sven-Ingvars/Svensk- American) 
Seven Brothers Music Inc. /Edition Odeon, Sweden 

3 Mighty Quinn (Manfred Mann/Dontana) 

Sonora Musikforlags AB, Sweden 

5 Judy In Disguise (John Fred & His Playboy Band/ 

Calif omia) American Songs AB, Sweden 

4 Everlasting Love (Love Affair/CBS) 

5 The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde (Georgie Fame/CBS) 
Sonora Musikforlags AB, Sweden 

5 *Hvilket nummer ringer De? (Rolv Wesenlund/Camp) 

1 Words (Bee Gees/Polydor) Sonora Musikforlags 
AB, Sweden 

1 Am I That Easy To Forget? (Englebert Humperdinck/ 
Decca) 

1 Bend Me, Shape Me (Amen Corner/ Deram) 


Sweden's Best Sellers 


Just registered here are two new music publishing houses, Chappel Nordiska 
AB and Edwin H. Morris Nordiska AB, both with Thore Ehrling as manager 
and operating from the same address as Ehrlingforlagen. 

Belinda (Scandinavia) AB and associated publishing houses belonging to the 
Aberbach group, have now been taken over by Sonora Musikforlags AB. For the 
last ten years, these publishing houses were headed by Ake Gerhard. 

Dag Haggquist of Sonet Music AB told Cash Box that Sonet has concluded a 
deal with two British and two American music publishers. Bron Associated 
Publishers are represented by Sonet Music in Scandinavia, and as of April 1st, 
Island Music will also be handled by Sonet. The American publishers are the 
two Los Angeles based Neil and Skyview. 

Grammofon AB Electra is just out with Tom Jones on Decca with “Delilah” 
and “Smile,” a new local single with Family Four on RCA Victor, Ted Heath 
with “Love Is Blue” on Decca and Hank Locklin on RCA Victor with “The 
Country Hall Of Fame.” A Deram LP album with the British group Ten Years 
After is also among the recent releases. The group was on tour in Sweden re- 
cently. Local artist Sten Nilsson has a single on Decca among the recent releases" 

Hep Stars, now on Cupol, have a new LP just released. It’s titled “It’s Been A 
Long Long Time” which is also the title of their new Cupol single. Helge Round- 
quist, head of Cupol, is planning a biz visit to Ariola in Giitersloh (Germany) in 
the middle of March. Swede Singers, Cupol recording group, are contracted for 
a radio show in Hannover, Germany, next May. 

Polar Music AB last week released a new Hooten Singers single including a 
Swedish version of “500 Miles Away From Home.” From Italy, “Ciao (mi va di 
cantare)” with Louis Armstrong on Polar, originally an Italian GDI recording. 

Scaffold, EMI recording group, just visited Stockholm for radio and TV, as 
well as a concert at the Domino. At the moment the group is doing very well 
with “Thank U Very Much.” Also just here for P.A.’s were Pretty Things, 
another EMI recording group. 

Supremes recently noted gigantic success when appearing at a Stockholm 
night club. Reuter & Reuter Forlags AB followed up the success with a folio 
of seven of their biggest hits, such as “(The) Happening,” “I Hear A Sym- 
phony,” “In And Out Of Love,” etc. Musikforlaget Essex AB is counting on 
getting back at the charts with “She Is A Rainbow,” the new Rolling Stones 
hit. 

Sture Borgedahl reports that Sonora Musikforlag AB has signed contracts 
with Lasse Berghagen and Benny Andersson. Sonora will be future publisher 
of tunes penned by those two gentlemen who already have had several hits at 
the market. 


1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

10 


2 

4 
1 
3 
6 

5 
8 


4 *Jag var sa kar (Agneta Faltskog/Cupol) 

Starton Musik, Sweden 

3 Judy In Disguise (John Fred & His Playboy Band/ 
California) American Songs AB, Sweden 
10 Lyckliga gatan (II ragazzo della Via Gluck) 

(Anna-Lena Lofgren /Metronome) Sonet Music AB, Sweden 

5 *Minns du den sangen (Anita Lindblom/CBS) 

Sonora Musikforlags AB, Sweden 
3 Two Faces Have I (New Generation/Sonet) 

Sonora Musikforlags AB, Sweden 
7 Spicks And Specks (Bee Gees/Polydor) Belinda 
(Scandinavia) AB/Sonora, Sweden 
2 Suddenly You Love Me (Tremeloes /CBS) 

1 Mighty Quinn (Manfred Mann Fontana) 

Sonora Musikforlags AB, Sweden 
1 *Tre sma ord och jag forlater (Ewa Roos/Epic) 

Sonet Music AB, Sweden 

1 Words (Bee Gees/Polydor) Sonora Musikforlags 

AB, Sweden *Local copyright. 


Only Half 

Shown admiring promo 
displays and exchanging 
’alf a sixpence after the 
premiere showing of “Half 
A Sixpence” are (left to 
right) : Frank Lawson, Od- 
eon Theatres; Wynn Baron, 
Paramount Pictures; Jack 
Feeny, RCA Victor’s On- 
tario branch manager; Ed 
Preston, Ontario promo 
man; and national promo 
manager Andy Nagy. 



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Toby Twirl’s record “Back In Time”/“Harry Faversham” (Decca) was re- 
leased here last week. Special promotion gives this group a fair chance on a 
first hit record. 

Through heavy promotion N.V. Phonogram finally made it with the Equals. 
The group from the President label is out with two records (“Baby Come 
Back” and “I Get So Excited”) high in the charts now. Both Equals’ LP’s are 
bestsellers. N.V. Phonogram also released Dionne Warwick’s recent U.S. 
chart success “Valley Of Dolls” (Scepter). The record was enthusiastically re- 
ceived by all Dutch disc jockeys. 

Bovema came out with an extremely strong release. Mr. Kick Klimbie of 
Bovema’s pop department released “No One Can Break A Heart Like You” 
by the Dave Clark Five. No disc broke into the charts before like this one. The 
Mariat success “Love Is Blue” (this time sung by Jeff Beck) has a very good 
chance to succeed in Holland. Bovema also released “Weatherman” from A 
Teenage Opera of Mark Wirtz and “Rosie” of Don Partridge which reached 
a high position in the English charts. 

Bovema started enormous Country & Western action with Buck Owens & 
the Buckaroos, Slim Whitman a.o. a special introduction album with Jean 
Shephard, Sonny James, Wanda Jackson, Merle Haggard, Ferlin Husky and 
Wynn Steward has been released. At the same time special promotion ma- 
terial, leaflets and eyecatching window displays has been sent to press, dealers, 
radio and television. Mr. Joop Visser of Bovema’s American repertoire depart- 
ment is sure of the success of this “Country Giants Action.” Other important 
releases of Bovema’s Gramophonehouse are of the best Dutch artists the 
Shepherds “Een Mens Vergeet Zo Gauw” and of Conny van Bergen “Leven Is 
Liefde.” 

Negram-Delta is utterly enthusiastic about the just released LP “Join The 
Tee-Set” by the Tee Set on Tee Set [Records. The record is very well received 
by the press and is getting major airplay. Besides “Life Is But Nothing,” 
“Take Me For A Little While” and “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue,” there are 
on the LP nine new compositions by members of the group. Everyone in 
Holland is speaking of this LP as the best production ever made in this 
country. A great result for arranger Frans Mijts, producer Peter Tetteroo, or- 
ganizer Theo Kuppens and the Soundpush recording studios. They were all 
“joining the Tee Set” to make the first Dutch LP with “international” quality. 

The results of the Marble Arch and Joker campaign are quite unbelievable. 
Both lines are selling like hot dogs. To promote both lines, Negram has issued 
two local recordings in its Marble Arch series: “And Their Name Is. . . . 
Sandy Coast” featuring all their hits, and “The Motions Live,” a live record- 
ing of the most popular Motions songs. 

The Pye group Status Quo has entered the Dutch charts at 21. Negram is 
expecting the newcomers in the top 5 by next week. March 14, the group filmed 
their current “Pictures Of Matchstick Men” for N.C.R.V. T.V. More artists to 
be seen in the March edition of N.C.R.V.’s Twien T.V. show are the Founda- 
tions on Pye with “Back On My Feet Again” and the successful Major Minor 
singer David McWilliams. 

Negram-Delta is releasing this week new Reprise LP’s by Trini Lopez and 
Frank Sinatra. The Sinatra LP has been recorded by a unique team: “Francis 
A. Sinatra and Edward K. Ellington.” 

AVRO’TV’s “Vjoew” show of March 4 contained two filmed items of Ameri- 
can groups, “Bend Me, Shape Me” by the American Breed in color and “Gimme 
Little Sign” by Brenton Wood. The follow up of “Bend Me Shape Me” and the 
LP of the same name were both released on March 8. Title of the single: “The 
Green Light” on Dot. Another great scheduled Dot release (March 15) will be 
“The Board Of Directors” as performed by Count Basie and the Mills Brothers. 
The album contains soulful performances of such items as “April In Paris,” 
“Lazy River,” “Release Me” and “I Dig Rock ’n Roll Music.” 

On the Kapp label, label chief Hans Officier has released a series of new 
C&W singles by Mel Tillis, Freddie Hart, Hugh X. Lewis, Leroy Pullins and 
Cal Smith. With the musical headed for premiere this autumn, Negram has 
decided to make it’s own production of “Man Of La Mancha.” 

The sales of the fabulous new albums of Jefferson Airplane “After Bathing 
At Baxter’s” on RCA and Country Joe & The Fish “I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To 
Die” on Vanguard get better every day. Surprising are the sales of the first 
album of the Lewis & Clarke Expedition. In America, this album didn’t even 
reach the top 50, but in Holland everybody is enthusiastic and sales are very 
good! Rock ’n roll gets more popular again all over the world. Logical results: 
Elvis Presley’s “star” is rising again. For Holland his “Guitar Man” seems to 
become his first big hit after his “Golden Days,” Inelco Holland expects a “sure- 
number-one hit” of the first Grapefruit single, “Dear Delilah,” to be released 
for Holland shortly. 

Heintje, 12 year old tenor, is more popular than ever. Now he has two songs 
in Holland’s Top 40: “Mama” and the new song “Mama Vertel Me.” C.N.R. will 
rush a Heintje LP for which there is already a great demand. Heintje in- 
cidently is riding the charts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 

This week another smash hit for Basart-handled Abigail catalog: the Bee 
Gees latest, “Words,” rocketed to first position in the Dutch charts in two 
weeks. This is the group’s sixth charter in a row which confirms beyond 
doubt their firm establishment on the Dutch music scene. With Aretha Frank- 
lin’s “Chain Of Fools” still on the charts, Arena-Holland reports on another 
hit for their company: the late Otis Redding’s rendition of “Dock Of The Bay” 
settled for the 38th spot this week. Top group the Cats, presently riding high 
with “Turn Around And Star Again,” recorded the Connelly-Basart copyright 
‘‘Times Were When” for their next album. 

New chart entries for the Basart group further include the new Foundations 
single “Back On My Feet Again” and the sensational Love Affair with “Ever- 
lasting Love.” The Impala-Basart song “We Will Be There After Tea” has 
been recorded by the Spencer Davis Group for release the first week of March. 
The song, penned by talented Hans van Eyck and Britain’s Ray Fenwick and 
previously recorded by van Eyck’s own group After Tea, has been a local hit 
and Spencer Davis’ version is expected to give it a deserved world-wide 
recognition. 

U.S, and British rights to “Everybody’s Day” have been acquired by A1 
Peckover of the Big 7 Group. The song was originally _ written for Dutch 
songstress Bojoura by Impala-Basart staff writers Marinus Gerritsen and 
George Kooymans. Basart Records International expects its first “soul” re- 
lease to be a sensation: “Somebody’s Got To Do It” by the Stew, a group from 
Amsterdam. The record is enjoying tremendous airplay and Basart’s Promo- 
tion Department is launching a big publicity campaign covering record re- 
tailers and discotheques. Promotional television dates have been set. 


J. Manuel Villareal, vice president of Latin American Operations and 
general director of CBS Records, departed February 23 for a 15-day tour of 
Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Columbia in company of Harvey L. Schein, pres- 
ident and general manager of CBS International Division. The purpose of 
this trip is to work in future artistic plans and promote the Mexican CBS 
catalog in those countries. 

Rene Leon, manager of the record division of Capitol Records, returned from 
Detroit where he completed details for the distribution in Mexico of the 
Motown catalog which will be released soon. 

Gamma Records announced the impending arrival of Spanish singer Karina. 
This company released her second album which contains, among others, 
“Lara’s Theme,” “Love Is Blue,” “No hay que ceder,” La fortuna y el poder.” 

Capitol Records released the LP ‘McCallum’ with David playing special 
arrangement of themes like “98.6,” “I’m A Believer,” “California Dreamin’,” 
Yellow Mellow,’ etc. Capitol also released an EP with ‘Going Out Of My Head’ 
(The Lettermen), “Different Drum” (The Stone Poneys), “Nobody Bue Me 
(Human Beinz), and “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” (Glen Campbell). 

“El Nuevo Manolo Munoz” is the title of a new album cut by the gogo 
singer Manolo Munoz which includes themes “Gimmis A Little Sign,” “You 
Can’t Come Home Again,” “Per viviere insieme,” ‘En un rincon del alma,” 
“Todavia.” 

Peerless Records has a new singer who is controlling the first place of its 
selling list with songs like “Me das una pena,’ “Caricia y herida” and 
“Amomecio.” His name is Marco Antonio Vasquez and he is receiving a big 
promotion from the company. 


Mexico's Best Sellers 


1 Rosas En El Mar — Massiel (Musart) 

2 Pata Pata — Miriam Makeba (Reprise) Los Rockin Devils (Orfeon) 

Los Kleiners (Capitol) 

3 Conozco A Los Dos — Frankie y Los Matadores (Peerless) 

4 Yo, Tu Y Las Rosas — Los Piccolinos (CBS) Hermanitas Nunez 

(Orfeon) Hermanitas Jimenez (Peerless) 

5 Norma La De Guadalajara — Perez Prado (RCA) Los Aragon (Musart^ 

6 Hazme Una Senal (Gimme a little sign) — Brenton Wood (Gamma) 
Roberto Jordan (RCA) Manolo Munoz (Musart) Carmina (Rex) 

7 Boogaloo No. 1 — Leo Acosta (Capitol) Los Aragon (Musart) 

8 Alto Mas Alto (Higher and higher) — Jackie Wilson (Orfeon) 

Los Hitters (Orfeon) 

9 Cenizas — Dos Yaki (Capitol) 

10 La Primera Piedra — Rolado Laserie (Musart) Los Randal (Capitol) 


Holland's Best Sellers 


This 

Week 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 
9 

10 


Last 

Week 

2 Words (Bee Gees/Polydor) (Basart/ Amsterdam) 

1 Mien Waar Is Mi jn Feestneus (Toon Hermans/Relax) 
(Ed. Freetone/ Amsterdam) 

7 Mighty Quinn (Manfred Mann/Fontana) (Ed. Veldman) 

3 Nights In White Satin (Moody Blues/Deram) 

(Essex Holland-Basart/ Amsterdam) 

5 Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde (Georgie Fame/CBS) 

(Gospel Music/ Amsterdam) 

4 Judy In Disguise (John Fred & His Playboy Band/ 
Stateside) (Goodman-Basart/ Amsterdam) 

9 It’s The End (Buffoons/Imperial) (Impala-Basart/ 
Amsterdam) 

6 Bend Me Shape Me (American Breed/Dot) 

— Green Tambourine (Lemon Pipers /Buddah Records) 

— Pictures Of Matchstick Men ( Status Quo /Pye) 

(Leeds Holland-Basart/Amsterdam) 


HOLLAND Cont. 

Other highlights of Basart’s Record Department include a hit of Italian 
Durium artist Isabella Innetti, “Corriana” and the Dutch release of Belgian 
sensational charter “Give And Take” by Brian. 

Italy’s trumpet magician Nini Rosso takes another aim on the Dutch toplists 
with “Oh Mein Papa.” 

Iramac is very happy with its first golden record. In less than 5 weeks, a new 
limit for the Dutch record industry, Toon Hermans’ “Mien Waar Is Mijn 
Feestneus” has rocketed to the first hundred thousand copies to the biggest 
hit of the year 1968 and the greatest carnival hit ever. For the second year in 
succession Iramac has made the carnival topper of the year for its Relax 
label. 

Local CBS group Les Cruches recently appeared on TV, performing their 
latest single “Whiskey Bar,” which at the moment is rather popular due to the 
“Bonnie & Clyde” rage. A live album by Les Cruches has been recorded and 
will be released shortly. CBS also re-released the famed Louis van Dyke al- 
bum, entitled “Trio & Quartet” which was awarded the Edison a few years 
ago. Further releases in the popular album field are such LP recordings by 
Count Basie & his Orchestra, entitled “Basie’s Best,” Charley Byrd’s “Bra- 
zilian Byrd,” with music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and last but not least the 
famous album by Moby Grape. 


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Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


Publisher Reps, of San Remo Festival 


France 


George Meyerstein-Maigret, Philips Fi'ance prexy, hosted a cocktail party 
celebrating Paul Mauriat’s success in the States with “L’ Amour est Bleu” and 
the “Bloming Hits” album. Andre Popp, composer of “Love Is Blue,” and 
Pierre Court were present. We also had the pleasure of meeting Bob Colby 
(Croma Music) who spent a few days in Paris. During his visit he was sur- 
rounded by publishers and composers who would like to give him their songs 
for U.S. management. 

The day after, Enrico Macias (who recently was a great success in Carnegie 
Hall) signed an exclusive contract with Philips. These two events made this 
week a great one for Georges Meyerstein-Maigret and Louis Hazan. 

The Compagnons de la Chanson (CBS) have just recorded the French ti'eat- 
ment — lyrics from Charles Aznavour — of “If I Were A Rich Rich Man.” Azna- 
vour gave them this song because of their success with a previous adaption of 
a song from ‘Fiddler On The Roof,” “Le Violon Sur Le Toit.” 

CBS poet-singer Donovan, whose last Paris appearance took place on March 
1, 1967, will be back soon for a special Musicorama. James Royal, the inter- 
preter of CBS best seller “Call My Name,” will be in Paris on March 10 for TV 
promotion of his new Gemini “Sitting In The Station.” 

Michel Larmand of Chappell is delighted with the French success of John 
Fred’s “Judy In Disguise.” This publishing company is working hard on “If 
I Were A Rich Man.” After Les Compagnons de la Chanson (CBS), this song 
has been cut by Dalida (Barclay), Frank Pourcel (Pathe Marconi), Caravelli 
(CBS) and Lord Sitar (Pathe Marconi). Larmand is also really satisfied by 
Les Hamsters’ progress. This vocal group is produced by Chappell through 
CBS. They just recorded two songs in Italian, “Follia E Fiori” (“Flower 
Power”) and “Nostro Fratello” (Je Ne Sais Quoi Penser”), and they will soon 
release a new single in France with a song from Billy Nencioli and Christian 
Sarrel, “L’Orange Bleue. 

Deal between President Records and British firm RIM (Redifusion Inter- 
national Music) for releasing this label in France. First record “Let Me Do The 
Talking” by Bernadette. Independent producer Moshe Naim (whose label MN 
is distributed by Philips) just released three great records with a luxurious 
presentation. The best is Paco Ibanez’s compositions on Spanish poems. This 
composer-singer can certainly anticipate a great career. Main titles are “La 
Poesia Es Un Arma Cargada de Futuro” and “Andaluces de Jaen.” 

Good surprise this week for Barclay. Orchestra director Raymond Lefevre 
is starting very well in the States with his “Soul Coaxing” treatment. With 
Paul Mauriat and Raymond Lefevre, French sound is taking a good place in 
the world. 

Many records this week of San Remo Festival songs. Among the most im- 
portant release, we notice Dionne Warwick’s “La Voce Del Silenzio” (Vogue), 
Bobbie Gentry’s “La Siepe” (Capitol) and Sergio Endrigo’s “Canzone Per Te” 
(Fontana), Shirley Bassey’s “This Is My Life” (United Artists), A1 Bano’s “La 
Siepe” (Voix De Son Maitre), and Antoine’s “La Tramontane” (Vogue). 

Quickies: Good start for Elvis Presley’s “Guitar Man” . . . British movie 
star Vanessa Redgrave in Paris for TV appearance singing in French Gilbert 
Becaud’s composition “Quand II Est Mort Le Poete” . . . New Sacha Distel 
EP starting very well with “Romeo Et Juliette” and “Le Sifflet” . . . New name 
through AZ label: David Christie; main title, “Deux Petites Perles Bleues.” 


France's Best Sellers 


This 

Last 

Weeks on 

Week Week 

Chart 

1 

2 

2 

J’Ai Garde L’accent (Mireille Mathieu) Barclay; Banco 

2 

1 

3 

L’Histoire de Bonnie & Clyde (Johnny Hallyday) Philips; 
Tulsa 

3 

3 

3 

Riquita (Georgette Plana) Vogue; Benech 

4 

4 

4 

Nights In White Satin (The Moody Blues) Deram; Essex 

5 

5 

6 

Days Of Pearly Spencer (David McWilliams) Maxi; 
Tournier 

6 

— 

1 

Judy In Disguise (John Fred) EMI; Chappell 

7 

6 

10 

Les Roses Blanches (The Sunlights) AZ; Meridian 

8 

8 

7 

Comme Un Garmon (Sylvie Vartan) RCA; Euro France/ 
Tilt 

9 

9 

9 

J’Ai Tant De Reves Dans Mes Bagages (Adamo) Voix 
de son maitre; Pathe Marconi 

10 

7 

3 

Berry Blues (Les Chariots) Vogue; Vogue Intei'national 

11 

— 

1 

The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde (Georgie Fame) CBS; Tulsa 

12 

— 

1 

Le Sifflet (Sacha Distel) EMI; Prosadis 

13 

12 

3 

If I Where A Rich Man (Roger Whittaker) Festival; 
Chappell 

14 

11 

6 

Hush (Billy Joe Royal) CBS; Chappell 

15 

10 

4 

Les Postieres (Pierre Perret) Vogue; Vogue International 



CANZONE PER TE (Published by 
USIGNOLO) 

France — Editions Tutti 
GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZER- 
LAND — Hans Gerig Musikverlage 
SPAIN, PORTUGAL — Ediciones Za- 
firo 

GREECE — Grecophon 
USA, CANADA, UK & BRITISH 
COMMONWEALTH— Lou Levy Music 
LATIN AMERICA— Fermata Do 
Brasil 

BENELUX— World Music 
JAPAN— Suisei Sha 
CASA BIANCA (Published by EL & 
CHRIS) 

FRANCE — Editions Tutti 
GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZER- 
LAND — Rolf Budde Music 
GREECE— Helladisc 
UK — Norman Newell 
LATIN AMERICA— Fermata Do 
Brasil 

BENELUX — Editions Charles Bens 
JAPAN — Suisei Sha 
DEBORAH (Published by RIFI MU- 
SIC) 

FRANCE, BENELUX — Editions 
Tutti 

GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZER- 
LAND — Nero Musikverlage 

SPAIN, PORTUGAL— Musica Del 
Sur 

GREECE — Helladisc 
USA & CANADA— Cotillion 
LA FARFALLA IMPAZZITA (Pub- 
lished by EL & CHRIS) 

FRANCE — Editions Tutti 
SPAIN & PORTUGAL— Radio Rec- 
ord Iberica 

GREECE — Grecophon 
LATIN AMERICA— Fermata Do 
Brasil 

DA BAMBINO (Published by EL & 
CHRIS) 

FRANCE— Bagatelle 
GREECE— Helladisc 
UK — Norman Newell 
LATIN AMERICA— Fermata Do 
Brasil 

LA SIEPE (Published by EMI ITAL- 
IANA) 

FRANCE — Pathe Marconi 
UK — Ardmore & Beech Wood 
BELGIQUE- — SA Ardmore & Beech 
Wood 

SOUTH AFRICA— Ardmore 
GREECE — Arion 
USA — Beech Wood 
AUSTRALIA— Castle Music 
GERMANY— Accord 
ARGENTINA — Editora Musical 
Odeon 

SVEZIA — Odeon Music 
SPAIN— Ego 

NO AMORE (Published by EMI ITAL- 
IANA) 

UK — Ardmore & Beech Wood 
BELGIQUE— Trosabelle 
SOUTH AFRICA— Ardmore 
GREECE — Arion 
USA — Beech Wood 
AUSTRALIA — Castle Music 
GERMANY— Accord 
ARGENTINA — Editors Musical 
Odeon 

SVEZIA — Odeon Music 
SPAIN— Ego 

MI VA DI CANTARE (Published by 
EQUIPE) 

GERMANY — Goodman Music 
USA — Santa Cecilia Music 
UK — Jewel Music 

SCANDINAVIA — Sonora Musikver- 
lage 

LATIN AMERICA — Fermata Do 
Brasil 

PER VIVERE (Published by COLOS- 
SEO) 

FRANCE & BENELUX— Editions 
Tutti 

SCANDINAVIA — Sonet Music 
JAPAN — Suisei Sha 
GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZER- 
LAND — Montana 

SPAIN — RCA Espanola 
LATIN AMERICA — Fermata Do 
Brasil 

UK — Editions KPM Peter Phillips 
USA & CANADA— A1 Gallico 
UN UOMO PIANGE SOLO PER 
AMORE (Published by AR1STON) 
GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZER- 
LAND, HOLLAND — Altus Musikver- 
lag c/o Global Music 


ARGENTINA — Ariston Argentina 
BRASILE — Fermata do Brasil 
SPAIN & PORTUGAL— Ariston 
GLI OCCHI MIEI (Published by RI- 
CORDI) 

FRANCE, BELGIQUE, SWITZER- 
LAND — Salabert 

HOLLAND— Holland Music 
GERMANY, AUSTRIA — Dreiringe 
SPAIN & PORTUGAL-Radio Rec- 
ord Iberica 

UK & BRITISH COMMON- 
WEALTH — Leeds Music 

LATIN AMERICA — Fermata Do 
Brasil 

USA & CANADA — Famous 
JU GO SLA VI A — Jugoton 
SCANDINAVIA— Liberty 
JAPAN — Wattanake 
LA VITA (Published by CURCI) 
FRANCE, BELGIQUE, LUXEM- 
BOURG — Editions Associees 

GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZER- 
LAND — Hans Gerig Musikverlage 
SPAIN, PORTUGAL — Curci d’Es- 
pana 

JUGOSLAVIA — Metronome 
LATIN AMERICA — Fermata Do 
Brasil 

UK & BRITISH COMMON- 
WEALTH, USA & CANADA — Rob- 
bins 

LE SOLITE COSE 

FRANCE — Editions La Contesse 
SPAIN & PORTUGAL— Curci D’Es- 
pana 

GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZER- 
LAND — Hans Gerig Musikverlage 
UK & BRITISH COMMON- 
WEALTH, USA & CANADA— Rob- 
bins 

LATIN AMERICA— Fermata Do 
Brasil 

JUGOSLAVIA— Metronome 
QUANDO M’lNNAMORO (Published 
by SUGARMUSIC) 

FRANCE — Editions Sugarmusic 
BENELUX — Italmusic 
GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZER- 
LAND — Musikverlag Solami 
ARGENTINA, CHILE, URUGUAY 
—Latin Music 

MEXICO & CENTRAL AMERICA 
— Morro Music 

BRASILE — Fermata Do Brasil 
USA & CANADA — Duchess Music 
UK & BRITISH COMMON- 
WEALTH (excluding Australia, New 
Zeland, South Africa and Canada) — 
Leeds Music 
JAPAN— Suisei Sha 
ISRAELE — Subar Music 
SPAIN & PORTUGAL— Canciones 
Del Mundo 

JUGOSLAVIA — Metronome 
GREECE — Grecophon 
SCANDINAVIA— Multi tone 
CECOSLOVACCHIA— Supraphon 
AUSTRALIA, NEW ZELAND— D. 
Davis & Co. 

SERA (Published by SUGARMUSIC) 
FRANCE, BELGIQUE, LUXEM- 
BOURG — Editions April Music 
GREECE — Grecophon 
GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZER- 
LAND — April Musikverlage 

USA & CANADA — Blackwood 
Music 

HOLLAND — Muziekuitgeverij J. 
Portegen 

UK & BRITISH COMMON- 
WEALTH (Exc: Australia & Canada) 
—April Music 

SOUTH AFRICA— Music Publish- 
ing Co. 

JAPAN — Shinko Music 
AUSTRALIA, NEW ZELAND — 
April Music 
BRASIL— Elam 

CENTRAL AMERICA, PANAMA 
— Mundo Musical SA 

ARGENTINA, CHILE, URUGUAY, 
PARAGUAY— Melograf 
MEXICO, VENEZUELA, COLUM- 
BIA, ECUADOR, PERU — Mundo 
Musical SA 

SPAIN & PORTUGAL— Ediciones 
Musical Ducal 

ISRAELE — April Music 
LA TRAMONTANA (Published by 
SUGARMUSIC) 

FRANCE — Editions Vogue 
BENELUX — Italmusic 
GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZER- 


LAND — Musikverlag Solami 

ARGENTINA, CHILE, URUGUAY 
— Latin Music 

ISRAELE — Subar Music 
SPAIN & PORTUGAL — Southern 
Music 

JUGOSLAVIA— Metronome 
BRASILE — Fermata Do Brasil 
GREECE — Grecophon 
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH (Ex- 
cluding Australia & Canada) — Essex 
Music 

USA & CANADA — Manchester Mu- 
sic 

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZELAND— 
D. Davis & Co. 

MEXICO & CENTRAL AMERICA 
— Morro Music 

SCANDINAVIA & ISLAND— Mul- 
titone Musikforlag 

LA VOCE DEL SILENZIO (Published 


by SUGARMUSIC 
FRANCE — Editions Sugarmusic 
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH (ex- 
cl: Australia & Canada) — A1 Gallico 
Music 

USA & CANADA — Easy Listening- 
Music 

BELGIQUE & LUXEMBOURG — 
Italmusic 

GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZER- 
LAND — Musikverlag Solami 

ARGENTINA, CHILE, URUGUAY 
— Latin Music 

ISRAELE — Subar Music 
JUGOSLAVIA— Metronome 
SPAIN— Vitale Espanola Musical 
BRASILE — Fermata Do Brasil 
HOLLAND— Holland Music 
GREECE — Grecophon 
AUSTRALIA, NEW ZELAND — 
D. Davis & Co. 


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One of the most remarkable developments in the ex- 
port market these days, as far as this trade is concerned, 
is the gradual opening of the Eastern European nations 
as a buyer of our used music and games. The point at 
issue right here is not the How of this rather surprising 
fact but the How Come? 


The Eastern bloc is rather well known for its stringent 
trading policies with the West. It can be said without 
argument that when their representatives bend to buy 
our wares, they need them! Why do they need jukeboxes 
and games, you ask, since all they offer is a bit of enter- 
tainment. Let’s examine the concept of entertainment 
and maybe we’ll get a better bead on the service the 
coin machine industry offers over here — a service which 
has been submerged in the too-common negative atti- 
tude we have about it ourselves. 



Ever wonder what the world would be like without 
music and games. More precise, what would the average 
tavern be without a phonograph, a table, a pingame, or 
a shuffle. No big thing to worry about? Hardly! Man is 
prompted in all of his actions by four basic drives . . . 
two biological (which we don’t have to go into right 
now) . . . the other two social. The social drives are: 
1. the desire for recognition and 2. the desire for variety. 

Recognition is nothing more than trying to make one- 
self more outstanding than his fellows. Making more 
money, gaining fame (or infamy in some cases), besting 
your friends at a sport or game. (The skill factor in a 
coin game, while often thought of as a defensive tactic 
to be indicated when the legislators call some piece a 
gambling machine, is actually the most important factor 
in the popularity of the game itself.) 

Now variety — the need for diversion (something dif- 
ferent to keep your mind from total boredom) is almost 


WILLIAMS SHOOTS FOR THE SKIES 


WITH "ALPHA" - 6-P SHUFFLE 


'CHICAGO — Williams Electronics of 
Chicago released their second amuse- 
ment game in two weeks last week 
when Alpha”, a six player shuffle al- 
ley, was placed on the showroom floors 
of Williams nationwide network of 
distributors for operators to view. 

Following up the release of “Aqua 
■mn” two weeks ago Williams has 
'•w hopes that Alpha will follow in 
h. successful footsteps of its sister 
shuffle, “Orion” which was debuted sev- 
eral. months ago. 

ipha”, is featured with Tri-X, a 
A bonus scoring system whereas 
: player’s first strike scores 200 

points — his second strike scores 300 



points and a third consecutive strike 
will score 400 big ones. But that’s not 
all— any consecutive strike after the 
initial three will score 400 until the se- 
quence is broken — the build-up fea- 
ture continues thruout the entire game. 

“Alpha”, also offers five ways to 
play — dual flash, flash, regulation, 
strike 90 and Tri-X. 

The traditional Williams shuffle 
cabinet features are included on Alpha- 
heavy duty pin hangers, optional: sin- 
gle, double or triple coin chutes, etc. 

The SV 2 foot long sign of the stars 
with its distinguished styling should 
provide many hours of enjoyment to 
players of the popular shuffle alleys. 


synonymous with entertainment (distracting your mind 
from serious matters by doing something pleasant). 
Therefore, in the equipment this trade operates, you 
have an excellent medium for satisfying man’s most 
basic social needs, and without spending a million dol- 
lars to do it. The essential point then is instead of func- 
tioning at the good graces of the tavern or restaurant 
business with a hat in hand “thanks a lot for letting me 
in here” attitude, the music and games operator should 
feel a good sense of pride in his occupation. 

Oftentimes, an operator soliciting a location might 
experience what he thinks a “so what” attitude on the 
part of the location owner. Far from minimizing the im- 
portance of the operator’s service, the location owner is 
probably angling for the best possible deal, since it’s 
just a bit too well known that our business has been a 
patsy for an easy loan and a handful of grateful gratis. 
If the location owner has any brains at all, he’ll know 
(and probably better than the operator) that without 
some sort of machine, his tavern wouldn’t attract half 
the crowd it might, unless he cuts his liquor prices in 
half. And if he’s experienced in his business, the loca- 
tion will be well aware of the tremendous amount of 
additional liquor and food he can move when the folks 
are stimulated by the pool table, the music machine, 
et al. And let’s never forget that the commission he gains 
from collections pays either all or a major portion of his 
rent. 

Therefore, it would behoove the coin machine oper- 
ator to reappraise his position once in awhile and enjoy 
a bit of pride in the job he fills. Appreciate the role you 
fill in bringing inexpensive fun to millions of folks and 
develop that positive attitude which can often lead 
toward a better and more profitable contract arrange- 
ment for you at the location with more respect to boot. 


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SEGA Stages Semi-Annual Seminar ; 
Japan's Amus. Biz No. 2 in World 


TOKYO — Branch managers from 
SEGA Enterprises’ 38 branches in 
Japan were all on hand for the Feb. 
19th opening of the semi-annual semi- 
nar and business conference held at 
the Haneda Tokyu Hotel. 

During the 2-day session, the man- 
agers listened to reports from head- 
quarters personnel on all phases of 
SEGA’s operations, received instruc- 
tion in how to improve their work, 
and participated in discussions at 
which technical features of all the 
latest games and equipment were ex- 
plained. At the meetings, mechanics 
demonstrated SEGA’s own games as 
well as those units from SEGA’s sup- 
pliers, Rock-Ola, Williams, Bally, 
Midway, Chicago Dynamic, etc. 

By way of welcome, a message from 
Managing Director David Rosen, in- 
formed the branch chiefs that “Japan 


MIAMI — Bob Taran, president of Ju- 
piter Sales of America, has announced 
the appointment of veteran coin ma- 
chine technical autho'rity Jack Moran 
as the firm's chief field service super- 
visor. Moran, who will be based in 
Denver, Colorado, will shortly em- 
bark upon a series of service seminars 
at Jupiter distributing showrooms, to 
acquaint music operators with the 
mechanical in’s and out's of the com- 
pany’s phonograph line. 

Moran, according to Bob Taran, has 


ST. LOUIS — National Vendors, a di- 
vision of UMC Industries, Inc., has 
introduced full 100mm cigarette vend- 
ing capability, as well as some new 
product-capacity and coin-handling 
features on its Crown Seventy Two 
100 Series 22M-72 and Crown Line 
100 Series 222 and 800 manual ciga- 
rette merchandisers. 

Both the Crown Seventy Two 100 
Series 22M-72 and the Crown Line 100 
Series 222 merchandisers offer broad 
vend-product selection; 100mm, king- 
size and regular cigarette vending, and 
large, 616 pack capacity. 

On each of the two models, the upper 
magazine can carry 11 selections of 
100mm or king-size packs in any com- 
bination and will hold up to 33 packs 
per column, providing a total upper- 
v magazine capacity of 363 packs. The 
I lower magazine on each can carry 11 
selections of lOOram, king-size or regu- 
lar packs in any combination and has 
a 23-pack capacity per column, provid- 
ing a total lower-magazine capacity 
of 253 packs. 

On the Crown Line 100 Series 800 
merchandiser both the front and rear 
magazines can carry 10 selections of 
100mm, king-size or regular packs, 
providing a maximum capacity of 810 
packs. The rear magazine, which holds 
33 packs of 100mm, king-size or ^gu- 
ff lar packs per column, has a maximum 
of 480 packs. 

One of the cigarette magazines in 
each of the three merchandisers is 
interchangeable with a comparable- 
size magazine in any other, existing, 
matching National Vendors cigarette 
? machine, regardless of age. This inter- 
changeability feature is the basis of 
National Vendors’ new “Buy 1 — Have 
2” formula. 


now has the world’s second largest 
amusement/recreation industry in 
everything from bowling centers, 
swimming pools, and golf to arcades, 
fun parks and baseball.” 

“With probably the fastest rising 
living standard in the world,” Rosen 
said, Japan’s 100 million people are 
entering into leisure pursuits with just 
as much determination and industry 
as they approach their everyday work. 
This bodes extremely well for the 
future of both our domestic and export 
markets” he confided. 

Rosen pointed out that as America’s 
2nd best customer, “Japan became 
first in ship building many years ago; 
it became 2nd in the production of 
motor vehicles only a few months ago; 
but, one thing that most economic 
studies fail to point out is that Japan 
became 2nd in the amusement /recrea- 
tion field some time ago.” 


already staged a service session at 
their newly appointed distributor, the 
American Shuffleboard Co. office (in 
Oakland, Cal.), to equip the distrib’s 
sales and service personnel with the 
practical mechanical background nec- 
essary for adequate presentation of 
the line to Northern California area 
operators. American, which is headed 
by Dez Dezelder, also includes areas of 
Western Nevada in its territorial 
scope on behalf of Jupiter. 


Under the formula, an operator who 
purchases one of the new units can add 
partial 100mm vending capability to 
any existing, matching National Ven- 
dors manual cigarette machine by ex- 
changing one of the magazines of his 
existing unit with one of the new unit 
magazines. Thus, an operator who pur- 
chases a new merchandiser and who 
already owns a matching National 
Vendors cigarette merchandiser can 
vend 100mm cigarettes from both 
units. 

Conversion under the “Buy 1 — Have 
2” formula is reportedly simple and 
can be accomplished when appropriate, 
to meet market demands for 100mm 
cigarettes. “The changeover does not 
require the operator to incur the cost 
of purchasing expensive conversion 
kits,” factory executives claim. 

National Vendors All Coin Manual 
Recorder, which is furnished as stand- 
ard equipment on all three cigarette 
machines, accepts any combination of 
nickels, dimes or quarters totaling the 
exact vending price. The merchan- 
disers can be set to vend at any one, 
two or three prices between 5^ and 
60<f. 

For additional coin-handling flex- 
ibility, National Vendors offers its new 
Series 550 electro-mechanical changer 
as an optional extra on each of the 
three merchandisers. The 550 can be 
set to vend at any one or two prices 
between 54 and 154. It will return up 
to 204 in change or can be operated as 
an exact-change-only unit. When 
coupled with the merchandiser’s stand- 
ard three-in-one rejector mechanism, 
the Series 550 changer will acept nick- 
els, dimes, and quarters. When paired 
with a four-in-one rejector, which is 
available as an option, the changer 
will also accept half-dollars. 


Long Island Tourney 
Set to Commence 

BETHPAGE, LONG ISLAND — Par- 
ticipating pool table operators in the 
Greater Long Island 8-Ball Tourna- 
ment met last Thurs. evening (March 
7th) is Francesco’s Restaurant here to 
register their respective locations, 
pick up their promotional material 
and turn in their dues checks ($100 
per location). 

Len Schneller, Tournament organ- 
izer and sales manager of U.S. Bill- 
iards, passed out complete sets of 
window posters (for announcing the 
tourney at the location), score sheets 
and registration pads (for disposition 
inside the tavern), specially-designed 
Sanction Certificates to be displayed 
in the tavern as proof that the location 
is registered by the operator and win- 
ners’ certificates which will be award- 
ed those who take first place in each 
respective division at each location. 
Trophies for the four winners (A, B, 
C and Women’s Divisions) are being 
readied now and will be available for 
display at the location shortly. 

The Tournament Committee also ad- 
vised that a large display advertise- 
ment will appear in next Monday’s 
‘Newsday’ (Long Island’s leading con- 
sumer paper) detailing the rules, com- 
peting taverns and cash prizes avail- 
able for those desiring to enter the 
contest. 

One switch in the planning was the 
decision to stage the Grand Play-Offs 
May 26th at the Electricians Club on 
Pinelawn Road instead of the Malibu 
Shore Club owing to additional space 
available for play, spectator observa- 
tion and parking at the former. 
Schneller also advised that food and 
refreshment catering has been ar- 
ranged for spectators on a paying 
basis while a courtesy buffet will be 
available for all tournament officials 
(operators and other industry person- 
nel). 

After counting the number of loca- 
tions registered by the participating 
operators, the tournament was still 
short two dozen or so from their 128- 
goal. However, no problem is seen in 
gaining the additional taverns. Owing 
to the number of prominent Long 
Island table operators still to be con- 
tacted as well as the newspaper pro- 
motion set to kick off this week. 
(Names of location winners, inciden- 
tally, will also be published in the 
Sports Section of ‘Newsday,’ Schneller 
advised.) 


Missouri Ops to Meet 

TRENTON, MO. — Art Hunolt, sec- 
retary of the Missouri Coin Machine 
Council, advised that the association’s 
next meeting is scheduled to be held 
April 2nd (Tuesday) at the Wayside 
Inn on Highway 24 (just West of 
Moberly). The meeting, slated to com- 
mence at 5.00 P.M., will be conducted 
by president John Masters. A good at- 
tendance is needed, according to Hu- 
nolt, to move along on important busi- 
ness on the association agenda. 


French Coin Exec 
In N.Y. for Show 

NEW YORK — Charles Steindecker, 
vice-president of the Charles Raymond 
Company of New York, U. S. represen- 
tative for Rene Pierre ETs of France, 
informed us last week that Rene Pierre 
rwill be in New York City for the 18th 
International Toy and Trade Fair 
scheduled for the New York Hilton on 
March 10-11-12-13 and 14. 

Steindecker advised that Mr. Pierre 
will be at booth #245 all five days and 
any interested importers of coin-oper- 
ated equipment wishing to meet with 
him can either visit the booth or make 
an appointment thru him. 

Steindecker also announced that 
iRene Pierre had appointed Hal Zim- 
merman and Active Automatic Music 
Corp. of Rockville Center, Long Island, 
as the exclusive distributor for the 
firm’s Derby Competition Soccer-Foot- 
ball amusement game in the states of 
New York, New Jersey and Connecti- 
cut. 

“It is a game for the younger gen- 
eration because it is so strenuous and 
exciting. The best place to locate it is 
where the younger folks frequent,” 
he went on to say, “the game has been 
approved for Common Show License 
by Commissioner Tyler, so there is no 
problem operating it.” 

Active Automatic iSales Corp. is sit- 
uated in Rockville Center, Long Island. 



Coinco Announces 
4 In 1 Acceptor 

ST. LOUIS — Coin Acceptors, Inc. is 
now in full production on their new 
4-in-l acceptor — the 850 Series. It ac- 
cepts nickels, dimes, quarters and half 
dollars; and is the same standard 
size as Coinco’s 3-in-l acceptor. 

The 850 acceptor contains Coinco’s 
latest innovation, plastic parts. Many 
of the parts which were die-cast metal 
are now made from a strong, durable 
plastic. This move to plastic parts is 
said to facilitate cleaning and increase 
the life of the unit. 

“The 4-in-l acceptor provides ex- 
cellent slug protection through tests 
for diameter, thickness and metallic 
content,” Coinco claims. Any coin not 
meeting' the high standards of the 850 
Series acceptor is channeled into the 
slug chute and returned. 


Merchandisers Handbook No. 27 

Received an excellent tip last week from a pinball operator 
for boosting the take on free-play units. Strange as it may ap- 
pear at first, this operator says he’s put a ceiling of 5 FREE 
PLAYS on all his pins and info’s the collections have boosted 
$10 to $15 per week. Seems the folks still have the opportunity 
to ply their skills and exhaust their competitive energies trying 
for the free game, but the most they can get is five on each 
respective table they play. The operator says they’re just as 
satisfied knowing they win (in excess of five games) by watch- 
ing the score and keeping mental track. Just in case they get 
miffed by the ceiling, and turn to another game, the player 
picking up won’t get an almost limitless free ride. The thought 
is that the free play concept is maintained BUT the location 
experts don’t have the chance to take up a game all night just 
by depositing a couple of dimes. It’s worth thinking about. 


Moran Joins Jupiter As Service Chief 


Natl Vendors Intro's Full 100mm Vend. 
Plus "Buy I— Nave 2" Convertibility 


Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


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PROFILE ON: JAMES MULLINS— "I Was Interested In Recreation" 



James Mullins of Mullins Amuse- 
ment Company, serving Dade and 
Broward counties in North Miami, is 
the subject of this week’s Cash Box 
Profile Series. 

The very active Mullins somehow 
finds time from his business schedule 
to hold down the president’s post of 
both the Amalgamated Machine Op- 
erators Association and the Florida 
Amusement and Music Association, 
as well as, serving on the Board of 
Directors of Music Operators of 
America. 

It was in 1938 when young Jim 
Mullins left the credit business in his 
hometown of Ottawa, Canada and 
went south to Miami, Florida where 
he became interested in recreation — 

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especially recreation through coin- 
operated music and amusement equip- 
ment. While awaiting the opportunity 
to obtain his own route of equipment, 
Mullins took a position with Regent 
Vending selling and collecting records. 

It took Jim eight long years before 
he got his route, but once it came 
there was no stopping him — he was 
on the road to success. 

Mullins Amusement Company, geo- 
graphically operating in Dade and 
Broward counties in North Miami, op- 
erates music and amusement machines 
— equally divided, 50-50. The firm op- 
erated a small candy route up until 
approximately six months ago when 
he sold it to another firm. 

When we asked the pleasant Mullins 
if he used any special or unusual 
techniques for selecting record mater- 
ial for his phonographs, he replied, 
“Although, I read the charts and at- 
tempt to keep well informed on what 
new releases artists have out, I have 
found that I get better results by pro- 
gramming exclusively from requests 
of customers in the locations. I cer- 
tainly do not repute the values of the 
various charts to the operators, but 
my way of programming has been 
successful and lucrative so why should 
I change? 

“I feel that the public better knows 
what they want to hear than I do and 
actually I don’t think I lose out on 
the profit wave of a hit tune. There 



James Mullins 


have been times when I have placed a 
new record I thought to have hit po- 
tential on my machines and found that 
no one played them unless the cus- 
tomer had heard it previously. 

“As far as keeping my locations 
happy,” Mullins went on to say, “I 
try to provide them with the best of 
service. This indicates to the owner 
that we have an interest and its strict- 
ly business. Many route collectors and 
operators feel that they have to go 
into each of the locations and patron- 
ize them with a drink or a small gift. 
I feel that this practice is wrong and 




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think the location owner will have 
more respect for you by keeping your 
agreement on a business level — not 
social. After all we’re both in business 
to make a profit. I rarely go into one 
of my locations, just provide them 
with a service.” 

We also asked Mullins if he ever I 
used any location promotions to pro- I 
mote more play for any particular 
selection. 

“No, I have used them in the past, 1 
but today I find that promotions have 
a limited life and unless you follow 
one up with another, which takes a lot 
of time, it is not too profitable.” 

Mullins feels that two plays for two 
bits, “is definitely coming. I have tried 
it on an experimental basis in a few * 
of my locations and the public is not 
quite ready for it. They seem reluct- 
ant about it. 

“Before two-for-A-quarter play is 
accepted widespread we must estab- 
lish the quarter as the standard mone- 
tary unit. We have to get rid of nick- 
els and dimes for at least awhile, 
then I think two-for-A-quarter play 
will take off.” 

Jim says that shuffles and bowlers j 
are two of the most popular types of 
amusement pieces in Florida and that j 
several successful tournaments have 
been staged in recent years. Pool 
tables are the most lucrative and there t 
have been successful tourneys in that 
area also — all on a location level. 

Jim also says, “since last year’s 1 
pool table controversy over in Es- 
cambia County that there has been 
virtually no legislative or police har- 
rassment. The situation was handled 
beautifully and successfully by FAMA 
and the State Alcoholic Beverage De- 
partment. Beverage director, Mikle- 
john had high praise for our business 
and accepted several invitations to at- 
tend and speak at our district meet- 
ings. Julius Strum, our executive di- 
rector of FAMA did an excellent job 
— especially since he was relatively 
new to the coin machine business and 
he continues to be a great asset to 
Florida operators as he becomes more 
familiar with our business.” 

What can be done that might help 
to clean up the trade’s so-called ‘bad 
public image’? Mullins’ reply: “One 
thing for sure, no one public relations 
man can do it. We must all lend a 
hand and have patience for it will not 
be accomplished overnight. We must 
have the right attitude and attempt to 
present ourselves as honest, hard 
working businessmen who are provid- 
ing inexpensive recreation to millions 
of fun-seeking Americans. We can 
also accomplish a lot by participating 
in local civic activities and by occa- 
sionally lending amusement equip- 
ment to some of the more worthy 
charities.” 

As for the associations’ role, Mul- 
lins feels, “it’s up to the state and 
local associations, as well as, MOA, 
to provide an understanding of our 
business to state and local governmen- 
tal and law enforcement agencies.” 

A prime example of what Jim is 1 
talking about is the pool table contro- 
versy that was worked out between 
association and state officials so 
capably. Another, is the upcoming 
Board of Directors meeting that is 
taking place in Washington, D.C., 
March 10, 11 and 12 — where MOA of 
ficials will meet and talk with con- 
gressmen and senators about the Copy- 
right Royalty Bill which was passed 
by the House of Representatives to 
the Senate Judiciary where hearings 
were held and was voted out of the 
Senate Judiciary to the Floor of the 
Senate for a vote, which is still pend- 
ing. 

As always, it was a pleasure to dis- 
cuss the industry with Jim Mullins 
and wish to thank him for taking the 
time from his busy schedule. 


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Cash Box — March 16, 1968 




CashBox Location Programming Guide 


C 


Adult Locations 


J 


SURVEY LEADERS 


YOU'VE STILL GOT A PLACE IN MY HEART (2:50) 


DEAN MARTIN 


Old Yellow Line (2:18) Reprise 0672 


Teen Locations 


SURVEY LEADERS 

100 YEARS (2:29) 

NANCY SINATRA 

See The Little Children (3:17) Reprise 0670 


FRED (2:30) 

LADY MADONNA (2:17) 

BOOTS RANDOLPH 

THE BEATLES 

Wonderland By Night (3:30) Monument 1056 

The Inner Light (2:36) Capitol 2138 



1 FOUND YOU (2:32) 

RED RED WINE (2:42) 

FRANKIE LAINE 

NEIL DIAMOND 

1 Don't Want To Set The World On Fire (3:16) ABC 11057 

Red Rubber Ball (2:19) Bang 556 

* 

FOLLOW-UPS 

THE GYPSIES, THE JUGGLERS, THE CLOWNS (2:27) 

CALL ME LIGHTNING (2:21) 

JACK JONES 

Brother, Where Are You (2:27) Kapp 900 

THE WHO 


Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (2:24) Decca 32288 

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY (2:40) 


LOOK AT WHAT 1 ALMOST MISSED (2:42) 

LOUIS ARMSTRONG 

THE PARLIAMENTS 

You Are Woman, 1 Am Man (2:14) Kapp 901 


What You Been Growing (2:28) Revilot 217 

THE PARTY (2:12) 


HENRY MANCINI 

( R&B ) 

Party Poop (2:32) RCA 9483 


SURVEY LEADERS 

NOTHING TO LOSE (2:27) 

FOREVER CAME TODAY (2:59) 

VIC DAMONE 

DIANA ROSS & SUPREMES 


Why The Location 
Programming Guide? 

The Location Programming Guide, 
being introduced this week, is a new 
addition to Cash Box designed to assist 
jukebox operators in selecting potent, 
money-making, new releases with 
which to program their machines. 

To determine the artist and type of 
music operators want immediate in- 
formation about, Cash Box conducted 
an extensive survey among 1,000 coin- 
operated music operators. From this 
analysis we arrived at an impress ive 
list of "key jukebox performers" in all 
areas of pop music, (Adult, Teen, C & 
W, R&B, etc.) whose new releases op- 
erators say they will purchase for their 
phonographs, regardless of what the 
new release features. 

New releases by these artists will be 
posted under their respective musical 
categories when they are released, giv- 
ing operators a chance to place a 
potential money-maker on his phonos 
before it is old stuff' to the patrons of 
their locations. 

Cash Box will also highlight follow- 
up records of importance — these are 
records which are issued by performers 
whose most recent release reached the 
Top Ten or so on the charts. In the 
future, we expect to augment the 
operator guide by suggesting a few key 
'sleepers' records — these will be new 
releases that word-of-mouth within the 
trade tells us can be expected to be- 
come major coin-attracting items of 
tomorrow. 

Since we are well aware of the fact 
that the "key performer" list, which is 
the backbone of our programming 
guide, is an ever-changing roster of 
names. Cash Box will be conducting a 
constant survey among operators and 
we will revise our "key performer" list 
quarterly. 

We welcome advice and constructive 
criticism on how we might improve this 
special operator service. 


Goin' Out Of My Head (3:10) RCA 9488 

'B' Side Same As 'A' Side Motown 1 12 



CUMANA (2:48) 

FACE IT GIRL, ITS OVER (3:09) 

FREDDY MARTIN & ORCHESTRA 

NANCY WILSON 

Symphony (3:07) Decca 25731 

The End Of Our Love (2:12) Capitol 2136 


FOLLOW-UPS 

WHEN THE RED, RED ROBIN 
COMES BOB, BOB, BOBBIN' ALONG (1:43) 

WHAT IS LOVE (2:43) 

GORDON JENKINS SINGERS 

MIRIAM MAKEBA 

Lullaby Of The Leaves (2:24) Murbo 1023 

Ha Po Zamani (2:55) Reprise 0671 

FOLLOW-UPS 

( Specially ~) 

IRISH 

SHERRY DON'T GO (2:03) 

THE LETTERMEN 

Never My Love (3:15) Capitol 2132 

WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING 

C c&w ) 

SURVEY LEADERS 

BING CROSBY 

The Rose Of Tralee Decca 23788 

POLKA 

DERBYTOWN POLKA (2:50) 

HONEY (3:58) 

ALVIN STYCZYNSKI 

BOBBY GOLDSBORO 

Helena Polka (3:40) Den-Joe 901 

Danny (2:26) United Artist 50283 

SURVEY LEADER — The heading 'Survey Leader' refers to those artists 
and groups who record releases normally enjoy healthy play on coin- 
operated phonographs (as determined by the Cash Box Operator Sur- 
vey). New single releases by Survey Leaders, therefore, present the 
most promising programming material for jukebox locations. 

FOLLOW-UPS 

NO ANOTHER TIME (2:00) 

LYNN ANDERSON 

The Worst Is Yet To Come (2:43) Chart 1026 

FOLLOW-UP — The 'Follow-Up' title refers to artists and groups have en- 
joyed a recent chart hit and follow-up with a promising new release. 


Check your local One Stop for availability of the listed recordings 


MAM Top too 

Chart Guide 

The following list is compiled from the current 
Cash Box Top 100 Chart. The new chart addi- 
tions are in numerical order as they broke 
onto the Top 100. 

54 Forever Came Today* 

Diana Ross & Supremes (Motown 1122) 

58 I Got The Feeling* 

James Brown (King 12547) 

67 Stay Away* 

Elvis Presley (RCA 9465) 

72 In Need Of A Friend* 

Cowsills (MGM 13909) 

74 Sit With The Guru* 

Strawberry Alarm Clock (UNI 55065) 

75 Funky Street* 

Arthur Conley (Atco 6563) 

76 I'll Say Forever My Love* 

J.mmy Ruffin (Soul 35d-43) 

78 U.S. Male* 

Elvis Presley (RCA 9465) 

80 Our Corner Of The Night* 

Barbra Streisand (Columbia 44474) 

81 Delilah* 

Tom Jones (Parrot 40025) 

82 The Impossible Dream* 

Hestitations (Kapp 899) 

84 Up On The Roof* 

Cryan Shames (Columbia 4457) 

87 I Will Always Think About You* 

New Colony Six (Mercury 72775) 

94 Turn On Your Lovelight 

Human Beinz (Capitol 2119) 

97 Count The Days 

Inez & Charlie Foxx (Dynamo 112) 

98 Tin Soldier 

Small Faces (Columbia 5003) 

99 Master Jack 

Four Jacks & A Jill (RCA 9473) 

100 The Unicorn 

The Irish Rovers (Decca 32254) 

Cinderella Rockefeila 

Esther & Abi Ofarim (Philips 40526) 

* Indicates chart bullet 


Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


9! 


Cash Box 


Trade Show 
Report 



Jack Rose, organizer of the Exhibition, speaks at the opening of the Exhibition. 
Seated are the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackpool who declared the Exhibition 
open. The ceremony took place on the ballroom stage which housed the May- 
field stand during the Exhibition. 


70 Exhibits Spark Trading at Blackpool 


BLACKPOOL — The 7th Northern 
Amusement Equipment and Coin 
Operated Machine Exhibition took 
place in the Empress Ballroom and 
Planet Room of the Winter Gardens, 
Blackpool, on February 27th, 28th 
and 29th and created great interest 
throughout the amusement industry 
in Great Britain. Once again the 
exhibition was organized by Jack D. 
Rose (Exhibitions) Ltd. and again 
received the official support of the 
County Borough of Blackpool. 

The impressive Empress Ballroom 
was a fitting setting for this display 
of the world’s finest amusement 
equipment, marred perhaps by the 
rather ornate columns in the room 
spoiling the frontages of the many 
well laid out stands. 

Seventy of this country’s top 
Amusement manufacturers and dis- 
tributors took space at the Blackpool 
show and helped to make it a well 
deserved success. 

Coughtrey’s Automatic Supplies 
and George Coughtrey (London) Ltd. 
claiming to be the world’s largest dis- 
tributors of Jennings Equipment pre- 
sented the Jennings Galaxy fruit 
machine together with a full range of 
Keeney machines, Mills manual and 
electric machines, Aristocrat, NSM 
Phonographs, cranes, pin tables, 
football tables, change machines and 
coin counting equipment. George 
Coughtrey, known by many in the 
business as ‘The Guvnor’ was obvi- 
ously well pleased with the interest 
his stand caused. 

Ditchburn Organization (Sales) 
Ltd. gave pride of place to the Wur- 


litzer phonograph, the new Ameri- 
cana II phonograph, a 200-selection 
machine. Smaller machines, the Lyric 
F/L and the Lyric F compact also 
received much attention. Background 
music systems, the company’s own 
Symphonaire and Symphonette were 
well displayed and are ideally suited 
for large and small locations respec- 
tively. 

The Mar-Matic Sales Ltd. stand 
was a smart affair displaying much 
equipment to good advantage. Kee- 
ney’s Carnival, ideal in this country 
for pubs and arcades, has many useful 
features fitted in a well designed 
cabinet and this machine was well 
examined by the many visitors to the 
show. 

Ruffler and Walker, sole importers 
in this country of Rock-Ola phono- 
graphs, showed the complete 1968 
range — Grand Priz GP/160, Ultra, 
Princess de Luxe, Wallphono and 
Hideaway. This stand being one of 
the largest in the show was almost an 
exhibition in itself and the equipment 
on view was well displayed. All the 
leading makes of fruit machines were 
on view as were Gottlieb’s pintables 
and a large display of arcade equip- 
ment. R & W’s stand was well staffed 
with salesmen eager to demonstrate 
the firm’s equipment to the many 
callers to their stand. 

Phonographic Equipment (Distrib- 
utors) Ltd. was another well stocked 
stand looked after by an efficient 
staff under the capable eye of Gordon 
Marks (looking well tanned and ex- 
tremely pleased with life) and Mi- 
chael Green, both well known to all 


in the trade. Bally, Jessard, Mayfield, 
Midways, Mitchell, Rollite, Sega, 
Whittaker, Williams equipment all 
being displayed on Phonographic’s 
stand and was obviously well to the 
fore on many other stands throughout 
the exhibition. 

A talking point for many at the 
show was the fact that although the 
County Borough of Blackpool had 
officially supported the exhibition, the 
Council early in February had hin- 
dered the industry by voting against 
the introduction of machines into li- 
censed premises in the town. Certain- 
ly during the opening ceremony of 
the exhibition the Mayor of Black- 
pool gave strong support to the in- 
dustry in his speech. 



Just one section of the large Ruffler & 
Walker stand at the Blackpool Exhibi- 
tion. 



A smiling Gordon Marks of Phonographic Equipment (Distributors) Ltd. shows 
the Bally “World Cup” football game to two visitors to the show. 



Visitors to the Blackpool Show exam- 
ine the Lyric “F” compact Wurlitzer j Jennings equipment displayed on the attractive Mar- Two of Ruffler & Walker’s sales staff stand by the display 
on the Ditchburn Organization stand, j Matic Sales Ltd. stand. of juke boxes on their stand. 


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Cash Box — March 16, 1968 

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Touch 'O Irish 

NEW YORK — In keeping with the 
Irish tradition of St. Patrick’s Day, 
the boys up at Tarrentelli One Stop in 
Syracuse, has sent out a complete list 
of the Decca catalogue of Irish selec- 
tions to their operator customers. 

Following, is a list of possibles 
suitable for phonographs during the 
March 18th Irish holiday: 

‘I’ll Take You Home Again Kath- 
leen’, ‘Too-Ra-Loe-Ra-OO-Ral’, Bing 
Crosby — Decca 23789. 

‘St. Patrick’s Day Parade’, ‘With 
My Shillelagh Under My Arm’, Bing 
Crosby — Decca 27478. 

‘Dear Little Boy Of Mine’, ‘Danny 
Boy’, Bing Crosby — Decca 25415. 

‘A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow’, 
‘It’s A Great Day For The Irish’, Judy 
Garland — Decca 25043. 

‘Where The River Shannon Flows’, 
‘Did Your Mother Come From Ire- 
land’, Bing Crosby & The Kings Men 
— Decca 23787. 

‘When Irish Eyes Are Smiling’, ‘The 
Rose Of Tralee’, Bing Crosby — Decca 
23788. 


‘Who Threw The Overalls In Mrs. 
Murphys Chowder’, ‘It’s The Same Old 
Shillelagh’, Bing Crosby & Jesters — 
Decca 23786. 

‘My Girls An Irish Girl’, ‘Galway 
Bay’, Bing Crosby — Decca 24295. 

‘The Unicorn’, ‘Black Velvet Band’, 
The Irish Rovers — Decca 32254. 

‘McNamaras Band’, Dear Old Done- 
gal,’ Bing Crosby — Decca 23495. 


PhonoVue Selections Out 
For Mar. 9-1 6th. 

WHIPPANY, N. J. — Phonovue pair- 
ings for the week ending March 9th 
came into the Cash Box office last 
week too late to get in print. Because 
of this we are combining those and the 
pairings for week ending March 16th 
in this issue. 

March 9. 

‘Valleri’ on Colgems by the Monkees, 
is matched with ‘Farmer’s Daughter’ 
(L-2913F), ‘Pirate Wenches’ (L-29- 
kkN) and ‘The Body’ (L-2911T). 

‘Young Girl’ by the Union Gap on 
Columbia is matched with ‘Exotic Per- 
fumes’ (L-2908P). 

‘Count The Days’ by Inez & Charlie 
Foxx on Dynamo is matched with ‘Bi- 
kini Hat Dance’ (L-2910F), ‘Chess 
Game’ (L-2909V) and ‘Sea Nymph’ 
(L-2912U). 

‘If You Can Want’ by Smokey Robi- 
son & The Miracles on Tamla is 
matched with ‘Car Wash Regina’ (L- 
2913E), ‘Hotel Guests’ (L-2913B) and 
‘Montmartre Go-Go’ (L-2906A), 
‘Everybody’s Doing It’ (L-2910W) and 
‘It’s Done Like This’ (L-2910Z). 

‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ by Chuck Jack- 
son on MoTown is matched with ‘Chif- 
fon Baby’ (L-2911E), ‘Fire Dance’ 
(L-2907L), ‘Go-Go In The Hay’ (L- 
2905H) and ‘Cowgirl and Bandit’ (L- 
2905D). 

March 16. 

‘Cry Like A Baby’ by The Box Tops 
on Mala is matched with ‘Egyptian 
Dancer’ (L-2914A), ‘Nifty Nymph’ 
(L-2913L), ‘Too Hot To Handle’ (L- 
2911Y) and ‘Ship Ahoy’ (L-2906U). 

‘Rice Is Nice’ by the Lemon Pipers 
on Buddah is matched with ‘Sextet 
In Black’ (L-2907W) and ‘Five Gals 
and A Cop’ (L-2908U). 

‘Hey, Hey Bunny’ by John Fred and 
His Playboy Band on Paula is matched 
with ‘L’il Old Winemaker’ (L-2909U), 
‘Mermaids’ (L-2908E) and ‘Hot and 
Cold’ (L-2912Y). 


UJA DINNER TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE 


NEW YORK — The coin machine di- 
vision of the United Jewish Appeal of 
Greater New York met for the second 
time last Wednesday night at the 
Club 1407 to discuss progress of the 
various committees which were ap- 
pointed three weeks ago at the same 
meeting place. 

The annual victory dinner and dance 
at which Musical Distributors’ Harold 
Kaufman will be the Guest of Honor, 
will be held Saturday, May 11th at the 
New York Hilton Hotel in the Sutton 
Ballroom and the Beekman Room. 

It was reported by Bernie Antonoff, 
chairman of the special gifts com- 
mittee along with Sam Morrison and 
Bill Kobler, that a total of $2,000 in 
gifts and prizes will be raffled off be- 
tween now and the night of the victory 
dinner. 

A1 Denver, chairman of the emer- 
gency fund committee along with 
Teddy Blatt and Max Weiss said, “al- 
though, several healthy donations for 
the emergency fund have been re- 
ceived, we urge you not to wait too 
long to contact a member of the com- 
mittee and pledge your donation.” 

UJA chairman, Gilbert iSonin pre- 
sided over the meeting where various 
activities were discussed ranging from 
catering to entertainment. Sonin has 
called a meeting of the executive com- 
mittee for next monday (March 18) to 
further discuss catering of the food 
and entertainment. 


Several comedians and recording 
artists names were brought up by the 
entertainment committee — Irving 
Holzman, Abe Lipsky and Lou Wol- 
berg, but no firm commitments were 
made. 

Sonin announced that there would 


'be a pre-campaign dinner at the 
Americana Hotel on Thursday, March 
21st. at which Governor Nelson Rocke- 
feller and Rabbi Rabien would speak 
on the aims and goals of the United 
Jewish Appeal. 


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COIN MACHINE INVENTORY LISTS— USED EQUIPMENT 

A Compilation of Phonographs and Amusement Machines Actively Traded On Used Coin Machine Markets — New Machines Are Listed Elsewhere in This Section 


ROWE AMI 
MUSIC MACHINES 

0-40, '51,40 Ssl. 

0- 80, '51,80 Sel. 

E-40, '53, 40 Sel 
E-80, '53, 80 Sel. ' 

E-120, '53, 120 Sel 
F-40, '54, 40 Sel. 

F-80, '54, 80 Sel. 

F-120, '54, 120 Sel. 

G-80, '55, 120 Sel. 

G-120, '55, 120 Sel. 

G-200, '56, 200 Sel. 

H-120, '57, 120 Sel. 

H-200, '57, 200 Sel. 

1- IOOM, '58, 100 Sel. 
1-2Q0M, '58, 200 Sel. 
1-200E, '58, 200 Sel. 

J-200K, '59, 200 Sel. 
J-200M, '59, 200 Sel. 
J-120, '59, 120 Sel. 

K-200, '60, 200 Sel. 

K-120, '60, 120 Sel. 
Continental '60, 200 Sel. 
Lyric, '60, 100 Sel. 
Continental 2, '61, 200 Sel. 
Continental 2, '61, 100 Sel. 
L-200, 160, 100 Sel. '62-63 
M-200 Tropicana '63-64 
N-200 Diplomat '65 
0-200 Bandstand '65 


1436, '52, Fireball, 120 Sel. 
1436A, '53, Fireball, 120 Sel. 
1438, '54, Comet, 120 Sel. 
1446, '54, HiFi, 120 Sel. 

1448, '55, HiFi, 120 Sel. 

1452, '55, 50 Sel. 

1454, '56, 120 Sel. 

1455, '57, 200 Sel. 

1458, '58, 120 Sel. 

1465, '58, 200 Sel. 

1475, '59, 200 Sel. Tempo I 
1468, '59, 120 Sel. Tempo I 
1485, '60, 200 Sel. Tempo 1.1 


ROCK-OLA 

1478, '60, 120 Sel. Tempo II 

1495, '61, 200 Sel. Regis 
1488, '61, 120 Sel. Regis 

1496, '62, 120 Sel. Empress 

1497, '62, 200 Sel. Empress 
1493, '62, 100 Sel. Princess 
408, '63, 160 Sel. Rhapsody 1 
404, 63, 100 Sel. Capri I 
418-SA '64 160-Sel. Rhapsody II 
414, '64, 100 Sel. Capri II 

425, '64, Grand Prix 160 Sel. 


PINGAMES 

BALLY 

Acapulco (5/61) 

Barrel-O-Fun (9/60) 
Barrel-O-Fun '61 (4/61) 
Barrel-O-Fun '62 (11/61) 
Beauty Contest (1/60) 

Bongo 2P (3/64) 

Bounty (Bingo) (10/63) 

Bus Stop 2P (1/65) 

Campus Queen 4PL (8/66) 
Can-Can (10/61) 

Circus Queen (2/61) 

Cue-Tease 2P (7/63) 

Funspot '62 (11/62) 

Flying Circus 2P (6/61) 

Folies Bergeres Bingo (11/65) 
Grand Tour IP (7/64) 

Happy Tour IP (7/64) 
(Add-A-Ball Model) 

Golden Gate (6/62) 

Harvest IP Pin (10/64) 

Hay Ride IP (10/64) 
(Add-A-Ball Model) 
Hottenany (Pin) IP (11/63) 
Laguna Beach (3/60) 

Lido (2/62) 

Lite-A-Line (2/61) 

Mad World 2P (5/64) 

Monte Carlo IP (Pin) (2/64) 
Moonshot (3/63) 

Queens (Bch., Is.) (3/60) 

Roller Derby (6/60) 

Ship-Mates 4P (2/64) 
Shoot-A-Line (6/62) 

Silver Sails (11/62) 

Sky Diver IP (4/64) 

StarJet (Pin) 2P (12/63) 
3-In-Line 4P (8/63) 

Touchdown (11/60) 

Twist (11/62) 

2 in 1 2P (8/64) 

Trio IP (11/65) 

Band Wagon 4P (5/65) 

Sheba 2P (3/65) 

Border Beauty Bingo (2/65) 
Bullfight IP (1/65) 

Magic Circle IP (6/65) 

50/50 2P (8/65) 

Beauty Beach Bingo (5/65) 

Aces High 4P (9/65) 

Discotek 2P (10/65) 

Big Chief 4P (10/65) 

CHICAGO COIN 

Par Golf (9/65) 

Gold Mar Shuffle (7/65) 

Big League Baseball 2P (4/65) 
Preview Bowler (9/65) 

Sun Valley (8/63) 

Firecracker 2P (12/63) 

Bronco 2P (5/64) 

Royal Flash 2P (8/64) 

Mustang 2P 
Festival 4P (1/67) 


MIDWAY 
Rodeo 2P (10/64) 

Premier Puck Shuffle (4/66) 
Mystery Score (8/65) 
(Novelty Game) 

Fun Ball Baseball (1/67) 


WILLIAMS 

A-Go-Go 4P (5/66) 
Alpine Club IP (3/65) 
Aztec Bowler (9/66) 

Beat The Clock (12/63) 
Big Chief 4P (10/65) 

Big Daddy IP (9/63) 

Big Deal IP (2/63) 

Black Jack IP (1/60) 
Bowl-A-Strike IP 12/65) 
Coquette (4/62) 

Darts IP (6/60) 

Eager Beaver 2P (5/65) 

El Toro 2P (8/63) 

Four Roses IP (12/62) 

Full House IP (3/66) 
Gldn. Gloves IP (1/60) 
Heat Wave IP (7/64) 
Jumpin' Jacks 2P (4/63) 
Jungle IP (9/60) 

Kingpin (9/62) 

Lucky Strike IP (8/65) 
Magic Town IP (2/67) 
Magic City (1/67) 

Mardi Gras 4P (11/62) 
Merry Widow 4P (10/63) 
Moulin Rouge IP (6/65) 
Music Man 4P (8/60) 

Nags IP (3/60) 

Oh, Boy 2P (2/64) 
Palooka IP (5/64) 

Pot O Gold 2P 
Riverboat IP (9/64) 

San Francisco 2P (5/64) 
Soccer IP (3/64) 

Serenade 2P (5/60) 

Skill Pool IP (6/63) 

Space Ship 2P (12/61) 
Teacher's Pet IP (12/65) 
Tom-Tom 2P (1/63) 

Top Hand IP (5/66) 

Trade Winds (6/62) 
Twenty-One IP (2/60) 
Valiant 2P (8/62) 
Vagabond (10/62) 

Viking 2P (10/61) 
Whoopee 4P (10/64) 
Wing-Ding IP (12/64) 
Zig-Zag IP (12/64) 


SEEBURG 

M100A, '51, 100 Sel. 

M100B, '51, 100 Sel. 

M100BL, '51, 100 Sel. Light Cab 
M100C, '52, 100 Sel. 

HF100G, '53, 100 Sel. 

HF100R, '54, 100 Sel. 

V200, '55, 200 Sel. 

VL200, '56, 200 Sel. 

KD200H, '57, 200 Sel. 

L100, '57, 100 Sel. 

201. '58, 200 Sel. 

161, '58, 160 Sel. 

222, '59, 160 Sel. 

220, '59, 100 Sel. 

Q- 1 60, '60, 160 Sel. 

Q-100, '60, 100 Sel. 

AY1005, '61, 160 Sel. 

AY1005, '61, 100 Sel. 

DS 160, '62, 160 Sel. 

DS 100, '62, 100 Sel. 

LPC-1, 63, 160 Sel. 

LPC-480, '63, 160 Sel. 

Eleetra '65, 160 Sel. 


WURLITZER 

1250, '50, 48 Sel., 45 or 78 RPM 
1400, '51, 48 Set.., 45 or 78 RPM 
5450, '51, 48 Sel., 45 or 78 RPM 
1500, '52, 104 Sel.. 45 or 78 Inter- 

mix 

?509 A, '53, J04 SeL, 45 & 78 In- 

tsrmix 

1600, 'S3, 48 Sel., 45 & 78 Inter- 
mit 

1650, '53, 48 Sal. 

1630A, '54. 48 Sel. 

1700. '§ 4 , 104 S»S. 

I860, '55, ?G4 Set. 

-U, 2S0 Sel. 

2060, *54 m -Sel. 

2500, ‘$j\ 200 Sel, 

Sel, 

21S», '5/ :m Set. 

2230,. *50, 2C~ Sel. 

2204, *58, K.-i Sel. 

2250. '58", SjO Ssl. 

2300, *3/; Sel. 

2304, '59, l<>4 Sel. 

2310, '59. 100 Set. 

2400, '60, 200 Ssl, 

2404, '60, 104 Sal. 

2410, '60, 100 Sel. 

2500, '61, 200 Sel, 

2504, '61, 104 Sel. 

2510, '61, 100 Sel. 

2600, '62, 200 Sel. 

2410, ‘62, 100 Sel. 

2700, '63, 200 Sel. 

2710, '63, 100 Sol. 

2810 Stereo-Mono., 100 Sel. 

2800 Stereo-Mono., 100 Sel. 

2900, '65, 200 Sel. 


GOTTLIEB 

King of Diamonds IP (1/66) 
Mayfair 2P (6/66) 

Central Park IP (4/66) 
Masquerade 4P (2/66) 

Ice Review IP (12/65) 

Ice Show (Add-A-Ball-Model) 
Aloha 2P (11/61) 

Bank-A-Ball IP (9/65) 

Big Casino (IP (7/61) 

Big Top IP (1/64) 

Bonanza 2P (6/64) 

Bowling Queen IP (8/64) 
Buckaroo IP (6/65) 

Captain Kidd 2P (7/60) 

Corral (9/61) 

Cover Girl 1-Plyr. (7/62) 
Cow-Poke IP (5/65) 

Diamond Jack, Add-A-Ball 
Dancing Lady 4P (11/66) 
Dneg. Dolls IP (6/60) 

Dodge City 4P (7/65) 

Egg Head IP (12/61) 

Fashion Show 2P (6/62) 
Flipper IP (11/60) 

Flipper Clown (4/62) 

Flipper Cowboy IP (10/62) 
Flipper Fair IP (11/61) 

Flipper Parade (5/61) 

Flipper Pool IP (11/65) 

Flying Circus (6/61) 

Foto Finish IP (1/61) 

Flying Chariots 2P (10/63) 
Gaucho 4P (1/63) 

Gigi IP (12/63) 

Happy Clown 4P (11/64) 

Hi Dolly 2P (5/65) 

Kewpie Doll IP (10/60) 

Sky Line IP (1/65) 

Lancer 2P (8/61) 

Liberty Belle 4P (3/62) 
Lite-A-Card 2P (3/60) 
Majorettes IP (8/64) 

Melody Lane 2P (9/60) 
Mry-Go-Round 2P (12/60) 
Miss Anabelle IP 8/59) 

North Star IP (10/64) 
Oklahoma 4P (2/61) 

Olympics IP (9/62) 

Paradise 2P (11/65) 

Preview 2P (8/62) 

Rock-A-Ball IP (12/62) 

Sea Shore 2P (9/64) 

Seven Seas 2P 1/60) 
Showboat IP (4/61) 

Super Score 2P (3/67) 

Kings & Queens IP (3/65) 
Slick Chick IP (4/63) 
Spot-A-Card IP (3/60) 

Sunset 2-player (11/62) 

Sweet Hearts IP (9/63) 

Swing Along 2P (7/63) 

Texan 4P (4/60) 

Thoro-Bred 2PL (2/65) 

Wld. Beauties IP (260) 

World Fair IP (5/64) 

KEENEY 

Old Plantation (2/61) 

Black Dragon 
El Rancho Hacienda 
Rainbow (6/62) 

Go-Cart IP 5/63) 

Poker Face 2P (9/63) 


SHUFFLES-BOWLERS 
BALLY Shuffles 

ABC Bowler (7/55) 

Jumbo Bowler (9/55) 

King Pin Bowler (9/55) 

ABC Spr. Del. (9/57) 
All-Star Bowling (12/57) 
All-Star Deluxe (2/58) 

Lucky Shuffle (9/58) 

Star Shuffle (10/58) 

Speed Bowler (11/58) 

Club Bowler (2/59) 

Club Deluxe (5/59) 

Monarch Bowler (11/59) 
Official Jumbo (9/60) 
Jumbo Deluxe (9/60) 

1965 Bally Bowler 
All The Way (10/65) 


Ball Bowlers 

ABC Bowl, Lane (1/57) 

ABC Tournament (6/57) 
ABC Champion (10/57) 
Strike Bowler (11/57) 
Trophy Bowler (4/58) 

Lucky Alley (8/58) 

Pan American (6/59) 
Challenger (9/59) 

Super Shuffle (12/61) 

Big 7 Shuffle (9/62) 

Super 8 (4/63) 

Deluxe Bally Bowler (1/64) 


CHICAGO COIN Shuffles 

Top Brass Shuffle (4/65) 

Triple Strike (2/55) 

Arrow (2/55) 

Cr. Cross Targette (1/55) 
Bonus Score (4/55) 

Hollywood (5/55) 

Blinker (8/55) 

Score- A- Line (9/55) 

Bowling Team (10/55) 

Rocket Shuffle (3/58) 

Explorer Shuffle (6/55) 
ReBound Shuffle (12/58) 
Championship (11/58) 

Double Feature (12/58) 

Red Pin (2/59) 

Bowl Master (8/59) 

4-Game Shuffle (1 1/59) 

Bull's Eye Drop Ball 
(12/59) 

6-Game Shuffle (6/60) 

Triple Gold Pin Pro 
(2/61) 

Starlite (5/62) 

Citation (10/62) 

Strike Ball (5/63) 

Spotlite (11/63) 

DeVille (8/64) 

Triumph (1/65) 

Bel Air Puck Bwlr. 


Ball Bowlers 

Super-Sonic Bowler (3/65) 
Bowling League (2/57) 

Ski Bowl 6P (11/57) 
Classic (7/57) 

TV Bowling Lg. (11/57) 
Lucky Strike (1/58) 

TV (with rollovers) 
Player's Choice (9/58) 
Twin Bowler (10/58) 

King Bowler (3/59) 

Queen Bowler (9/59) 

Duke Bowler (8/60) 
Duchess Bowler (8/60) 
Princess (4/61 ) 

Gold Crown (3/62) 

Royal Crown (8/62) 

Grand Prize (3/63) 

Official Spare Lite (9/63) 
Cadillac Bwlr (1/64) 
Majestic Bowler (8/64) 
Tournament (12/64) 
Imperial (9/66) 


SHUFFLES-BOWLERS 
UNITED Shuffles 

Encore Puck Shuffle (9/66) 
Amazon Bowler (3/66) 
Blazer Shuffle (6/66) 

Tango Shuffle (2/66) 
Clipper (5/55) 

5th Inning (6/55) 

Capitol (6/55) 

Super Bonus (9/55) 

Deluxe model 
Top Notch (10/55) 
Regulation (1 1/55) 

6-Star (10/57) 

Midget Bowling ((3/58) 
Shooting Stars (4/58) 

Eagle (5/58) 

Atlas (8/58) 

Cyclone (10/58) 

Niagara (11/58) 

Dual (1/59) 

Zenith (6/59) 

Flash (6/59) 

3- Way (9/59) 

4- Way (12/59) 

Big Bonus (2/60) 

Sunny (5/60) 

Sure Fire (10/60) 

Line-Up (1/61) 

5- Way (5/61) 

Avalon (4/62) 

Silver (6/62) 

Shuffle Baseball (6/62) 
Action (7/62) 

Embassy (9/62) 

Circus Roll-Down (9/62) 
Lancer (1 1/62) 

Sparky (12/62) 

Caravelle (2/63) 

Crest (4/63) 

Rumpus Tarquette (5/63) 
Astro (6/63) 

Ultra (8/63) 

Skippy (11/63) 

Jill-Jill (11/63) 

Bank Pool (11/63) 

Topper (2/64) 

Tempest (2/64) 

Pacer (4/64) 

Tiger (7/64) 

Orbit (8/64) 

Mombo (12/64) 

Cheetah Shuffle (3/65) 
Pyramid (6/65) 

Corral Shuffle (10/65) 


Ball Bowlers 

Bowling Alley (11/56) 
Jumbo Bowling (9/57) 
Royal Bowler (12/57) 
Pixie Bowler (8/58) 
Duplex (1 1/58) 

Simplex (5/59) 

Advance (5/59) 

League (10/59) 
Handicap (11/59) 
Teammate (12/59) 
Falcon (4/60) 

Savoy (5/60) 
Bowl-A-Rama (9/60) 
Tip lop (10/60) 

Dixie (1/61) 

Cameo 5-Star Bowling 
(5/61) 

Classic (6/61) 

Alamo (4/62) 

Sahara (7/62) 

Tropic Bowler (9/62) 
Lucky (11/62) 

Cypress (12/62) 

Sabre (2/63) 

Regal (4/63) 

Fury (8/63) 

Futura (12/63) 

Tornado ((3/64) 
Thunder (6/64) 

Polaris (8/64) 

Galleon (3/65) 

Bon I- A- Rama (7/65) 


WILLIAMS Ball Bowlers 

Maverick Bowler (11/65) 
Oasis Bowler (6/65) 
Roll-A-Ball 6P (12/56) 
Matador Bowler (12/64) 


UPRIGHTS 

AB Circus (5/56) 

AB County Fair (3/57) 
AB Circus Wagon 
Wheels (12/58) 

AB Galloping Dominos 
AB Circus Play Ball 
(4/59) 

AB Magic Mirror 

Horoscope (11/59) 


AB Mermaid (3/60) 
Aquati Prod. Squoits 
(11/57) 

B Jumbo (5/59) 

B Sportsman ( 6/59) 

B Jamboree (10/60) 

B Super Jumbo (11/60) 
CC Star Rocket (5/59) 

GA Skeet Shoot (1/57) 
GA Super Hunter (6/57) 
GA Double Shot (4/58) 
GA Wild Cat (12/58) 

GA Spr. Wild Cat 
GA Twin Wild Cat (7/59) 
GA Super Wild Cat 
Trail Blazer (12/60) 

Twin Trail Blazer (2/61) 

K Big Tent 

K Spr. Big Tent (6/57) 

K Shawnee (1/59) 

K Big Roundup (3/59) 

K Little Buckeroo (4/59) 

K Del. Big Tent (5/59) 

K Big 3 (5/59) 

K Touchdown (9/59) 

K Big Dipper (10/59) 

K Twin Big Tent 
Criss Cross Diamond 
(1/60) 

K Red Arrow (4/60) 
Sweet Shawnee '60 
Black Dragon '60 
K Twin Red Arrow 
(5/60) 

K Flashback (6/61) 


ARCADE 
ABT 6 Gun Rifle Range 
Air Football 
Air Hockey 
Auto Photo Model 9 
Amer. Shuffle Situation 
(5/61) 

B Undersea Raider 
B Derby Gun (2/60) 

B Bulls Eye Shooting 
Gallery (9/55) 

B Big Inning (5/58) 

B Heavy Hitter (4/59) 

B Ball Park (4/60) 

B Sharpshooter (2/61) 

B Golf Champ (8/58) 

B Bat Practice (8/59) 

B Skill Roll (B 3/58) 

B Moon Raider (7/59) 

B Target (10/59) 

B Spook Gun (9/58) 

B Skill Parade (1/59) 

B Skill Score (6/60) 

B Skill Derby (10/60) 

B Del Skill Parade 
(4/59) 

B Table Hockey (2/63) 

B Spinner (2/63) Novelty 
B Bank Ball (1/63) 

B Fun Phone (3/63) 
Capitol Midget Movies 
CC Bullseye Baseball 
CC Basketball Champ 
CC-4-Player Derby 
CC Goalee 
CC Midget Skee 
Super model 
CC Big League (5/55) 

CC Twin Hockey (5/56) 
CC Shoot The Clown 
CC. Stm. Shovel (5/56) 
CC Batter Up (4/58) 

CC Criss Cross 
Hockey (10/58) 

CC Croquet (8/58) 

CC Playland Rifle 
Gallery (8/59) 

CC Pony Express (4/60) 
CC Ray Gun (10/60) 

CC Wild West (5/61) 

CC Long Range Riffle 
Gallery (1/62) 

CC All-Star Baseball 
(1/63) 

CC Big Hit (10/62) 

CC Pro Basketball (6/61) 
CC Riot Gun (6/63) 

CC Champion Rifle 
Range (1/64) 

CC Popup (10/64) 

Ex Gun Patrol 
Ex Jet Gun 
Ex Space Gun 
Ex Pony Express 
Ex Six Shooter 
Ex Shooting Gal. (6/54) 
Ex Star Shtg. Gal. (9/54) 
Ex Sportland Shooting 
Gallery (11/54) 

Ex "500" Shooting 
Gallery (3/55) 

Ex Treasure Cove 
Shooting Gal. (6/55) 

Ex Jungle Hunt (3/57) 

Ex Ringer Ball (11/56) 

Ex Pop Gun (9/57) 

Ge Lucky Seven 
Ge Sky Gunner 
Ge Night Fighter 
Ge 2-Player Basketball 
Ge Rifle Gal. (6/54) 

Ge Big Top Rifle 
Gallery (6/54) 

Super model (12/55) 
Ge Gun Club 
Ge Wild West Gun (2/55) 
Ge Sky Rocket Rifle 
Gallery (5/55) 

Ge Championship 
Baseball (9/55) 

Ge Quarterback (10/55) 
Ge Hi Fi Baseball (5/56) 
Ge State Fair Rifle Gal. 
(6/56) 

Ge Davy Crockett (10/56) 
Ge Circus Rifle (3/57) 

Ge Motoram a (10/57) 

Ge Gypsy Grandma 
(5/57) 

Ge Gun Fair (5/58) 

Ge Space Age Gun (6/58) 


Jungle Joe 
Ke Air Raider 
Ke Sub Gun 
Ke Sportland DeLuxe 
model 

Ke Ranger (3/58) 

Deluxe Model (3/55) 

Grand Slam Baseball 
(2/64) 

Ke League Leader (4/58) 

Ke Sportland 
Ke Two-Gun Fun (3/62) 

Mid Red Ball (5/59) 

Mid Joker Ball (11/59) 

Midway Bazooka (10/60) 
Midway Shooting 
Gallery (2/60) 

Mid. Del. Baseball (5/62) 

Mid. Flying Turns (9/64) 2P 
Play Ball IP 

Mid. Little League B13 (1966) 
Mid Target Gallery 

(7/62) 

Mid. Corn. Tgt. Glry. 

(2/63) 

Mid. Slugger BB (3/63) 

Mid. Rifle Range (6/63) 

Mid. Raceway (10/63) 

Mid. Winner 2P (12/63) 

Mid. Top Hit BB (3/64) 

Mid. Trophy Gun BB (6/64) 
Captain Kid Rifle (9/66) 

Mills Panorama Peek 
(11/54) 

Munves Bike Race (5/58) 

Munv. Sat. Trkr. (5/59’ 

Mu Atomic Bomber 
Mu Ace Bomber 
Mu Dr. Mobile 
Mu Fly Saucers 
Muto Lord's Prayer 
Mu Photo (Pre-War) 

Mu Photo (DeLuxe) 

Mu Silver Gloves 
Mu Sky Fighter 
Muto Voice-O-Graph 
Pre-War Model 
Post-War Model 
Mu K. O. Champ 
Mu Drive Yourself 
Mu Bang-O-Rama (4/57) 
Philadelphia Toboggan 
Skee Alley 
Scientific Pitch 'Em 
Seeburg Bear Gun 
Seeburg Coon Hunt 
Set Shot Basketball 
Southland's Speedway 
(6/63) 

Southland Fast Draw '63 
Southland Time Trials 
(9/63) 

Telequiz 

Un Jungle Gun 

Un Carn. Gun (10/54) 

Un Bonus Baseball (3/62) 

Un Bonus Gun (1/55) 

Un Star Slugger (7/55) 

Un Spr. Slugger (4/56) 

Un Pirate Gun (10/56) 

Un Yankee BB (3/59) 

Un Sky Raider (10/58) 

Wm. Del. BB (4/53) 

Wm. Major Leaguer 
Wm. Big Lg. BB (2/54) 

Wm. Jet Fighter (10/54) 

Wm. Safari (2/54) 

Wm. Polar Hunt (3/55) 

Wm. Sidewalk Eng (4/55) 

Wm. King of Swat (5/55) 

Wm. 4-bagger (4/56) 

Wm. Crane (10/56) 

Wm. Penny Clown 
(12/56) 

Wm. 1957 Baseball 
Wm. 10-Strike (12/57) 

Wm. Ten Pins (12/57) 

Wm. Shortstop (4/58) 

Wm. Pinchhitter (4/59) 

Wm. Vanguard (10/58) 

Wm. Hercules (2/59) 

Wm. Crusader (6/59) 

Wm. Titan (8/59) 

Wm. Del. Bat. Champ 
(5/61) 

Wm. Extra Inning (5/62) 

Wm. World Series (5/62) 

Wm. Road Racer (5/62) 

Bally Champion Horse 
Bally Moon Ride 
Wm. Official Baseball 
(4/60) 

Wm. Major League (3/63) 

Wm. Voice-O-Graph 1962 
Wms. Mini Golf (10/64) 

Wms. Hollywod Driving 
Range (4/65) 

Double Play BB (4/65) 

KIDDIE RIDES 

Bally Champion Horse 
Ball Mon Ride 
Pony Twins 
Bally Space Ship 
Bally Speed Boat 
Bally Tnrvle. Trolley 
Bert Lane Lancer Horse 
Bert Lane Merry-Go- 
Round 

B.L. Miss America Boat 
Bert Lane Fire Engine 
B.L. Whirlybird (3/61) 

B.L. Moon Rocket (3/61) 

Capitol Donald Duck 
Capitol Elsie 
Capitol Palomina Horse 
Capitol See Saw 
Chicago Coin Super Jet 
Chicago Round The 
World Trainer 
Deco Merry-Go-Round 
Deco Space Ranger 
Exhibit Big Broncho 
Exhibit Mustang 
Exhibit Sea Skates 
Exhibit Space Patrol 1 

Scientific Television 
Scientific Boat Ride i 

Texas Merry Go-Round 
Exhibit Rudolph The 
Reindeer 


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Cash Box — March 16 


1968 


FAMA Convention 
Set for May 24-26 
At Miami Newport 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— The Florida 
Amusement and Music Association’s 
1968 Annual Convention is schedu- 
led to take place at The Newport in 
Miami Beach on May 24, 25 and 26th. 

The announcement was made by 
FAMA executive director, Julius 
Sturm in the Confidential Newsletter 
that is sent to all association mem- 
bers. 

The schedule of events begins on 
Friday (May 24) with registration 
at 5:00 p.m. and with a Hospitality 
Suite beginning at 7:00 p.m. Saturday 
(May 25). There will be a business 
meeting (Constitution Room) com- 
mencing at 9:00 a.m. — then thruout 
the day, luncheons, seminars, cock- 
tail parties and a banquet will follow. 
Sunday (May 26) at 9:00 a.m. there 
will be breakfast, a business meeting 
and at 12:00 the meeting will adjourn. 

Speaking at the seminars will be 
MOA president, Billy Cannon who 
will talk on “Programming For Mu- 
sic Machines,” and commenting on 
“Local Associations” will be James 
Tolisano, Jim Mullins and MOA ex- 
ecutive vice-president Fred Granger. 

The hotel plans many activities for 
the wives of operators and guests, 
including a trip to the Lincoln Road 
Mall. 

Don’t worry about the children — 
the hotel has children’s counselors, 
playgrounds, tots room, baby sitters 
and two blocks of sand beaches. 

Sturm suggests that reservations 
be in as soon as possible to the FAMA 
offices, P.O. Box 3122 in Tallahassee, 
Florida. 


Hirsh Coin Becomes 
Allied Vend. Corp. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Philip J. 
Mason, President of Hirsh Coin Ma- 
chine Corporation of Washington, 
D. C. announces the firm, identified 
with the vending industry since 1939, 
has changed its name to Allied Vend- 
ing Corporation. 

Mason, prominent for thirty-five 
years in the coin operated vending, 
phonograph and machine industry, has 
been a resident of Washington since 
1950. Prior to coming to Washington 
he owned the Mason Distributing 
Company in Newark, New Jersey. 

Allied Vending operates routes 
throughout the entire Metropolitan 
area and Fredericksburg, Quantico, 
Marlboro, Waldorf and Gaithersburg. 

Mason is a member of the Variety 
Club, the Progress Club and both In- 
dian Spring and the Washingtonian 
I Country Clubs. L. W. Lawder, former 
assistant executive vice president of 
1 the Board of Trade is now serving Al- 
lied Vending as General Manager. 



Phil Mason 


MOA Board Meets ; 



Granger 


CHICAGO — Fred Granger, executive 
vice-president of Music Operators of 
America, reminded us last week via 
telephone that the mid-year Board of 
Directors meeting (in progress now, 
March 10, 11 and 12th) will be cen- 
tered around discussions on the plans 
for the 1968 MOA convention and in 
view of the fact that the exhibit will 
move to a new hotel, The Sherman 
House, Chicago — a heavy turnout of 
dix-ectors is expected at the Washing- 
ton Hilton Hotel. 


Senators Sought 

“We expect next year’s show to be 
even bigger than the 1967 convention, 
which was heralded as one of the most 
successful in the association’s his- 
tory,” Granger stated, “and we feel 
the more spacious exhibit area and 
facilities of the Sherman House will 
add enormously to this success.” 

“It is our aim in 1968 to eliminate 
the problems that may have existed 
during last year’s show Along these 
lines we plan to halo a series of meet- 
ings several months in advance of the 
Convention to discuss the planned con- 
vention and freely air any possible 
suggestions,” Granger advised. 

Granger also stated, “While in 
Washington the directors will meet 
with senators to discuss the Copyright 
Royalty bill which will be presented to 
the Senate Floor for a vote during the 
coming session. The House of Repre- 
sentatives sent the bill to the Senate 
Judiciary last April where hearings 
were held and the bill was voted into 
the Senate Floor As most everyone in 
the trade knows, the bill calls for an 
$8.00 per box per year royalty, which 
I consider imminently fair and there 
is no reason why the Senate cannot 
accept it.” 



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Eastern Flashes 

HORN O’ PLENTY— A couple of 
weeks back in this column we cited 
the excitement in New York con- 
cerning the wealth of new games on 
the market these days. Had the pleas- 
ure of talking with Florida operator 
Sol Tabb and learn ops down his way 
are equally delighted with the recent 
issue from the Chicago factories. Sol 
says the latest string of pingames 
from the Williams plant have been 
terrific money-earners on location, 
“Derby Day, Jolly Roger, Ding Dong, 
they’ve all been just great for us,” 
said the venerable Tabb. He also finds 
Bally’s ‘World Cup’ one of the most 
exciting and addictive games in the 
last dozen years. Likewise, Midway’s 
Basketball is doing good business in 
Florida spots. Sol also likes the new 
features in the Seeburg and AMI 
phonographs and info’s that several 
dozen of his tavern locations are now 
very comfortable on two for a quarter 
play. Incidentally, Sol’s youngest son 
Eric celebrated his Bar Mitzvah last 
Sat. at reception in the Diplomat. 

JERSEY JOTTINGS — American 
Shuffleboard’s Sol Lipkin spending 
these few weeks in the Union City 
office but his feet are getting itchy 
for the road. American’s Oakland, Cal., 
distributor (also called American 
Shuffleboard Co. and run by Dez Dez- 
elder) has been appointed Northern 
Cal. distrib for the Jupiter phono line 
(see separate story) . . . Jersey’s “big 
three” Billy Cannon, Dick Steinberg 
and Paddy Storino off to Washington 
for the MOA director’s meet. . . . Ar- 
tie Daddis at United Billiards is 
pleased as punch over his distribu- 
tor’s reaction to the new “class” look 
he’s incorporated into his coin table 
line, using much gold trim, the new 
Mini Drawer etc. Art info’s Harold 
Kaufman at Musical Distributors in 
New York said, “we’re getting noth- 
ing but raves about these new tables”; 
Jim Ginsburg down at Banner in Philly 
has stepped up his orders; Bob DuPuy 
at the Wurlitzer Co. office in New Or- 
leans called to express his compli- 
ments; Tommy Greco up in Glasco is 
reportedly doing handsprings and 
Harry Jacobs at United in Milwaukee 
simply said “this is it . . . class.” 

FROM MIAMI — Bobby Taran, just re- 
turned from extensive West Coast 
sales trip, is delighted with technical 
whizard Jack Moran in the Jupiter En- 
terprise fold as service chief. Not one 
to enjoy that Florida sun too long, 
Bobby’s due off to New Orleans and 
Houston this week, then to Puerto 
Rico the next followed by another trip 
to Denver. . . . “Jake” Mitnick, All 
Tech Industry’s national sales chief, 
on the horn talking with his distribu- 
tors, writing orders and settling office 
affairs while planning next road trip. 
P.S. He still makes sure to get in that 
fresh water fishing each Saturday. 

THE KENTUCKY BILL— Received 
nice letter from old CB friend A1 All- 
britten down in Kentucky voicing his 
prognosis on the outlook for HB 351, 
Rep. Everett Aker’s measure to re- 
move those 1966 restrictions on pin- 
ball and bingo from law. Seems the 
bill passed the House swimmingly but 
the forecast might not be as rosy in 
the Senate. See news page for com- 
plete details. ... Nat Bailen at Ur- 
ban Industries continues moving his 
Panoram units out as fast as he can 
make ’em and with the big arcade buy- 
ing season coming up, he’s really gon- 
na have his hands full. But that’s the 
worries we like, eh Nat? 

Many of Bailen’s customers (which 
include operators in Europe and the 
Far East) are now ordering Panor- 


am’s in lots of 20’s to lOO’s and a 
double shift at the factory has been 
set. 

UJA MEET — Chatted for a good hour 
with Carl Pavesi, down from White 
Plains for last Wednesday’s UJA 
gathering. Carl, more power to him, 
is a grandpa five times over . . . Son 
Carl, Jr. and wife have five real cute 
ones at home and grandpa said 
proudly to Irv Holzman, “There’s not 
a finer place to bring up kids than 
Westchester County, right Irv.” Re- 
plied Irv, “not unless you rule out , 
Nassau County.” . . . Another big i 
annual being planned is FAMA’s I 
slated for May. Understand Billy . 
Cannon and Fred Granger will address | 
the convention on behalf of MOA. 
How these two guys manage to find | 
any leisure time, we don’t know . . . J 
Also in the Sunshine State, associa- | 
tion exec Jimmy Mullins says Jimmy 
Tolisano’s family fun center is the ! 
most fantastic thing he’s ever seen, j 
Jim recently sold part of his music 
and games route so’s he could devote 
more time to the family-oriented 
amusement center. 

HERE AND THERE— Spoke with 
Connecticut music and vending op 
Neil Beresth, who dropped into the 
big city last week, and learn he’s due 
to tie the matrimonial knot real soon i 
with Ann Knight. Neil, who with dad 
Eddie turn out 100mm cig machine 
converters (Conversions, Inc.) says 
there’re still an enormous number of 
metropolitan area operators who are 
losing precious cig sales because they 
refuse to make the necessary changes 
in their present machines’ columns. 
“These longer brands are picking up " 
in popularity quite steadily,” says 
Neil, “and they’re going to get even 
bigger.” . . . Mort Heilig, motion pic- 
ture veteran and inventor of the Sen- 
sorama Simulator machine is testing 
out his new improved model down at 
Hubert’s arcade on 42nd Street and 
after one month, Mort proudly info’s 
the unit grossed $1,100. That’s a 
pretty busy piece of equipment. . . 
Visited with Mutoscope’s chief Larry 
Galenti last week and listened in awe 
as he spealed out half a dozen excel- 
lent ideas for counter games. One in 
particular is so promising Larry’s 
considering tooling up the line, but 
right now, land office biz on Plasti- 
matic, Balloon-A-Mat, Photomatic 
and Voice-O-Graph units keep the 
factory boys busy, busy, busy. Look 
for Mutoscope factory report next 
issue. 


Milwaukee Mentions 

Let’s hear it for Bob and Lyle Olson 
of Olson Vending, who just completed 
a 3-day, cross country, snowmobile 
run! Boys hope to get in another 
quickie before the big thaw! . . . Rhine- 
lander operator Ernie Fieght and his 
wife, Carol, are back at the shop from 
a pleasant two weeks vacation in Flo- 
rida . . . Bob and Bev Rondeau aro 
maintaining a hectic pace during these 
busy days at Empire Dist. . . . Here’s 
word on what operators are picking 
for the area’s juke boxes. John Jan- 
kowski of Radio Doctors lists “Cab 
Driver” by the Mills Bros. (Dot), 
“Fred” by Boots Randolph (Monu- 
ment), “Green Green Grass Of Home” 
by Skitch Henderson (Columbia), 
“Alabam” by Guy Mitchell (Starday), 
“Everybody Loves My Baby” by 
Michele Lee (Columbia) and “Hey 
Baba Reba) by Frankie Yankovic 
(RCA-Victor) . . . Got the word from 
Mel Melcore of Mel’s Coin that during 
their recent trip to Las Vegas, his wife 
Marge won a whopping $106.00 on the 
slots— but had to seek hubby out for 
lunch money when she lost it all back! 
Ya just can’t beat ’em! 


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Chicago Chatter 

“Princess Deluxe,” Rock-Olu Mfg. 
Corp.’s exciting compact, is certainly 
creating a great deal of excitement 
throughout the industry! Dr. Dave 
Rockola, Ed Doris, George Hincker, et 
al, rave in unison over the fine new 
piece and its impact on the trade! . . . 
MOA’s executive vice president Fred 
Granger departed for Washington on 
Sunday (10) to attend the association’s 
annual board of directors meeting 
(10-11-12) at the Washington Hilton 
Hotel . . . Herb Jones, ad man at Bally 
Mfg. Co., received a very handsome 
calendar from Sega Enterprises Inc., 
Tokyo, which pictures a beautiful Jap- 
anese girl identified as “Miss Bally!” 

. . . Incidentally, if you happened to 
watch the February 29 Dean Martin 
show, you might have noticed the 
Bally “Fun Cruise” featured in the 
comedy tavern scene. We heard from 
several Bally employees who spotted 
it! . . . Signs of Spring: talked to 
World Wide’s sales rep Art Wood, who 
covered the western part of Illinois 
and Iowa this past week and saw some 
very significant signs among operators 
in the areas covered. They’re gearing 
themselves for the new season, says 
Art, and naturally attention is focused 
on baseball games, arcade pieces, 
phonos and the like! 

Fresh on the heels of “Aqua Gun,” 
newly released by Williams Electron- 
ics Inc., comes another exciting new 
piece called “Alpha.” Shipments are 
being made to Williams’ wide network 
of distributors across the country . . . 
At Atlas Music Co. all departments 
are going full speed ahead and all 
hands are trying to keep up. Joe Kline 
adds that the Rowe-AMI “Music 
Master” is certainly proving a real 
winner! . . . Association news: Ad- 
vance registration forms for the 
FAMA convention May 24-26 at The 
Newport in Miami Beach, are in the 
mail. Executive director Julius Sturm 
urges everyone planning to attend to 
fill out these forms and get them in 
the mail before May 17! . . . Rork^Ola 
exec Ed Doris is off on a business trip 
covering points east . . . Attention 
sports fans: 

WBKB-TV (Channel 7) will present 
two half hour telecasts March 23 and 
30, spotlighting the Chicago Cubs and 
White Sox in spring training. Sports- 
caster Bill Frink, currently visiting the 
Scottsdale, Arizona (Cubs) and Sara- 
sota, Florida (Sox) camps, will nar- 
rate. ... We called Decatur One Stop 
in Decatur, Illinois and asked Bill 
Chrysler what singles were being pro- 
grammed by the area’s operators. This 
past week, according to Bill, chart 
items “Love Is Blue” by Paul Mauriat 
(Phillips), “Simon Says” by the 1910 
Fruit Gum Co. (Buddah), “Just Drop- 
ped In” by the First Edition (Reprise) 
and “Here Comes The Rain” by Eddy 
Arnold (RCA) were about the biggest 
on his list . . . 

The Metropolitan Fair and Exposi- 
tion Authority has asked for bids on 
approximately 8,500 tons of steel to 
meet estimated requirements as the 
first major step in the construction of 
the new McCormick Place, according 
to Edward J. Lee, general manager. 

Specifications and plans of proposed 
steel superstructure for the exposi- 
tion center roof, floor framing, and 
column shells have been prepared by 
C. F. Murphy Associates, architects, 
and will be ready for contractors on 
February 23. Bids will be opened in 
the offices of the Metropolitan Fair 


and Exposition Authority on March 
14. 

McCormick Place steel requirements 
are being scheduled now in order to 
expediate delivery for the earliest pos- 
sible completion of the structure, Lee 
pointed out. 

At the same time Lee announced 
that Mauchly Associates, Inc., con- 
struction consultants, have commenced 
preliminary work on the first phase of 
their work on McCormick Place. 


California Clippings 

HURRAH AND HALLAJAH — What 
we have been waiting for with baited 
breath has finally happened. We have 
been waiting for this blessed event 
since last summer and here it is. Bob 
Portale has opened Portale Automatic 
Sales! We are all looking forward to 
Bob’s office warming that will be tak- 
ing place sometime later this month. 
We for one can’t wait. . . . 

WURLITZER V.I.P. ARRIVES IN 
LOS ANGELES — Clayton Ballard 
tells us that M. D. Gross, assistant sec- 
retary and comptroller for the Wur- 
litzer factory, spent a week or so in 
our town. This is just one leg in his 
tour of the western branch offices. 
From here he was off to San Francisco 
and New Orleans. Got the good news 
that Leonard Hicks was just dis- 
charged from the hospital. He is much 
better and back conducting service 
schools around the territory. . . . 

MIDWAY’S“BASKETBALL”MAKES 
A BASKET — Heard from Hank Tro- 
nick of C. A. Robinson just before he 
and his lovely wife, Ronny, took off for 
a short vacation to celebrate their 25th 
anniversary. We hope it brings them 
lots of silver. Before H. T. left he did 
manage to report that the arcade sea- 
son is going into full swing as the 
Spring holidays approach. Activity on 
new and used equipment is going along 
very strong. Getting away from busi- 
ness again, we would like to wish Mike 
Tronick a belated Happy Birthday. 
While we were talking, Hank happened 
to mention something about a recent 
concert held in Los Angeles by the re- 
cording stars, the Cream (who by the 
way are fantastic). We thought that 
we were pretty adventurous to drive 
out to iSanta Monica and brave SRO 
house and over filled parking lot, but 
alas, we didn't know until now what 
true devotion was. Hank’s niece, Karen 
Weisman, drove all the way down from 
Santa Barbara to see them and then 
turned right around and drove back to 
catch them the very next night when . 
they played a concert up there. Now 
that’s real devotion! . . . 

FROM THE RECORD RACKS— Pop- 
ping along the Pacific this week are: 
From San Francisco we hear that 
“Here’s To You” by Hamilton Camp 
on Warner Brothers is making a lot of 
noise. Also coming on strong is the 
new Vikki Carr, “Your Heart Is Free, 
Just Like The Wind” on Liberty. From 
Seattle we get the news that James 
Brown may have a hit with his latest 
King deck entitled “I Got The Feelin’.” 
“Summer Time Blues” by the Blue 
Cheer is another big one in those parts. 
From San Diego we get reports that 
Dyke And The Blazers have a follow- 
up to “Funky Broadway,” This one is 
labeled “Funky Walk.” . . . 


You are cordially invited 

to inspect the new, rich, 
luxuriant look in coin-operated 
pool tables at your local 

United Billiards Distributor 

United has united all the long need- 
ed features that are essential to a 
most profitable operation ... in one, 
single compact unit now inter- 
changeable in all new model United 
tables — regardless of size. 

Never again costly tieup of profit- 
able operation. The entire mechan- 
ism of a coin-operated table is now 
within a single compatable, inter- 
changeable unit. 

It’s fast — reliable — quiet, and offers 
the maximum in security, design and 
construction. P.S. It’s beautiful be- 
sides! 

United for 1968 
mmmm . . . class! 

UNITED BILLIARDS, m, 

51 Progress Street, Union, N. J. 


ARCADE 


Auto Test 

$475 

Arizona Gun 

195 

Little Pro Golf 

250 

Foot Vibrator 

125 

Floor Grip 

95 

Midway Carnival 

225 

Midway Raceway 

245 

Urban Panoram (New) 

Write 


EARLY BIRD ARCADE SPECIALS 

PIN GAMES 


We are now delivering 
Atlas Tilt Test 
Bally World Cup 
Helicopter Trainer 
Midway Basket Ball 
Sega Punching Bag 
Williams Ball Park 


Bank A Ball 
Central Park 
Crosstown 
Dodge City 
Goucho 
Ice Review 
North Star 
Paradise 
Shipmates 
Bowl A Strike 
Eager Beaver 
Full House 
Magic Town 


$240 

290 

325 

345 

150 

265 

175 

295 

240 

265 

285 

295 

350 


WE NEED URGENTLY 

Seeburg KD, VL, Q 160, OS 160 
AMI H, J, K, 200 

Continental 2-100 Continental 2-200 
Diplomat 

Rock Ola Model 1493 Princess 
Wurlitzer 2404 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR 

Antique Coin Operated Equipment 
Let Us Know What You Have 


cC^vGland c$in 


2029 PROSPECT AvE CLEVELAND 15 OHIO 
All Phonfi Tower I 6715 


WIDE ...YOUR ONE-STOP 
SUPERMARKET for MUSIC -VENDING - GAMES 


AMUSEMENT GUNS Thoroughly Reconditioned 

MIDWAY 


SPACE GUNNER $425 RIFLE CHAMP . 

CAPTAIN KID 350 TROPHY GUN . 

MONSTER GUN 275 RIFLE RANGE 

$250 

225 

195 

CHICAGO COIN SUPER SCOPE 

. . $425 


TILT TEST COUNTER SKILL GAME 

$89.50 | 


DISTRIBUTORS FOR: SEEBURG • UNITED 

• WILLIAMS 


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TERMS: 1/3 Dep., Bal. Sight Draft or C.O.D. 

We carry the most complete line of Phonographs, Games, Arcade 
and Vending Equipment. Write for Complete list! 


4fcvORLD WIDE distributors 

2730 WEST FULLERTON AVE., CHICAGO 47, ILL. 
VKESr EVerglade 4-2300 CABLE: GAMES - CHICAGO 




EVerglade 4-2300 


CABLE: GAMES - CHICAGO 


Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


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WANT 


MIKE WALSH: 

Please Call Me Collect or write as I have good 
news for you — Running Large Music and 
Game Route in San Diego. WOODY MAT- 
THEWS, BOULEVARD VENDORS, 7127 UNI- 
VERSITY AVE. La Mesa, Calif. CALL: 
233-7895. 


WANTED: Bally Target Roll, Quote Price and 
Quantity. Greater Southern Dist. Co., 321 
Edgewood Ave. S.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30312 


WANT— AUDIO-VIDEO MACHINES, SHUFFLE- 
boards with anti cheats, scoring units. Per- 
sonal music equipment. Write stating make, 
model, condition and best cash price. ST. 
THOMAS COIN SALES, 669 Talbot St., St. 
Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Area 519-631- 
9550." 


WANTED TO BUY: KICKER AND CATCHER 
games, also other penny games, can use 
Playland Rifles. RELIABLE COIN MACHINE 
CO., 1433 W. Sherwin Ave., Chicago, III. 


RECORDS, 45's AND LP's SURPLUS RE- 
turns, overstock cut-outs, etc. HARRY 
WARRINER KNICKERBOCKER MUSIC CO. 
—453 McLEAN AVE., YONKERS, N.Y. (Tel. 
GReenleaf. 6-7778). 


WANTED— YOUR USED 45 RPM RECORDS. 
We pay freight and up to 130. REC-O-RAC 
942 DEODAR, ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA. 
(TEL. 714-745-5942). 


45 RPM RECORDS, NEW. NO QUANTITY TOO 
large or small. Highest prices paid. Write 
stating quantity on hand. TONY GALGANO 
DIST. CO., 4135 W. ARMITAGE, CHICAGO 
39, ILL. (Tel. Dickens 2-7060). 


WANT: RECORDS, 45's, USED OR NEW. ALSO 
LP stocks, any quantity. Will buy on steady 
basis. BEACON RECORD DISTRIBUTORS, 
725 BRANCH AVENUE, PROVIDENCE, R. I. 
02904. PHONE: UN-1-7500 or JA-1-5121. 


USED 45 RPM RECORDS, ALL TYPES AS 
they run, right off the route. No sorting or 
picking. We pay freight from anywhere in 
U.S.A. Standing order available for regular 
shippers. JALEN AMUSEMENT CO., 1215 S. 
HOWARD STREET— BALTIMORE, MD 21230. 


WANT TO BUY USED AND NEW PINBALL 
GAMES ADDABAL one & two players every 
kind of models MFD 1964, 1965, 1966 and 
also guns, bowlers, arcade, make offer to 
Robert Mauro, ELECTROPHON, VIA MEL- 
CHIORRE 61 01 A 41a, MILANO (ITALY). 


WANT: NEW OR USED 45 RPM SINGLE NOT 
over 6 months old. We pay 1 1 0 each and 
the freight and we can use 200 of one 
number. Phone: 312-344-3300. CHAS. 

ALZNER, 2000 So. 3rd Ave., Maywood 
Illinois. 


WE ARE ALWAYS INTERESTED IN USED AND 
brand new phonographs, pinballs, bingos, 
guns, arcade, kiddie rides, slot machines, 
etc... ali makes, all models. QUOTE FOB 
SEA VESSEL TO HOLLAND BELGIE EUROPE, 
SPRL., 276 AVENUE LOUISE, BRUSSELS 5, 
BELGIUM. CABLE: HOBELEUROP/BRUSSELS. 


WANTED TO BUY USED AND NEW PINBALL 
games two or four players, Wurlitzer juke 
boxes, Jennings slot machines every kind of 
models 1965, 1966, 1967 and spare parts, 
make an offer to AUTOMAT-TJANST N 
STORGATAN 19 8JUV SWEDEN 


DISTRIBUTORS WANTED: BELCANTO RE- 

.. - -7 -i Great Singers — Caruso, Farrar, 

• Etc. Catalogue of 49-12" LP's. 

WY-.-r: E1CHLER RECORD CORP., 815 

BROADWAY, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10003 


WANT to GUY: ALL TYPES OF COUNTER 
U C - ■■■•/ A , Makes and Models. Quantify 
.:av; a:: end price. Cash waiting. LOWELL 
M W. BALTIMORE ST., 
\! LORE, MAR /LAND 21223. TEL: (301 ) 

• 947-3785, 


WANTED: Tusko Eleshenf, Indian Scout, Ar- 
cade Equipment. VaA :.; 160 Wallboxes; 

AMI WQ 200-3 Wei:, , S5 with accumulator, 
AM! H, I, J, K, L 2CC. iUsburg DS-160, AY- 
160, 222 W Dual Pricing, Back Glass for 
Melody Lane, Chi, Coin Pro Shuffle, Dolphin. 
Call or write Cleveland Coin I'nol., 2025 
P'-ospect Ave., Cleve., Ohio, Phone: (216) 
861-6715. 


WE ARE CONSTANT BUYERS OF ALL AMUSE- 
ment machines and surplus spare parts 
for same . . . Write MAX LOBO & CO., 
MEIR, 23, ANTWERP, BELGIUM. 


FOR SALE 


Stoner 10 col. candy plus gum & mint $125.00. 
Continental 30 Model 1 1 3 cigarette $200.00. 
Rowe 5 col. Pastry $100.00. Rowe 7 col. 
Candy $65.00. More. Contact Jules Olshein 
at Greco Bros 1288 Br'dy Albany N.Y. Ph. 
HO 5-0228. 


FOR SALE: SING ALONGS, WILD WHEELS, 8- 
BALLS, BEAT TIMES, DELUXE FUN CRUISES 
(brand new). Southland WESTERN TRAVEL- 
ING PONY, LITTLE PRO, APOLLOS, Midway 
SPACE GUNS, Midway FUN BALL. 

Also large stock of bingos. 

If interested, call, write or wire New Orleans 
Novelty Company, 1055 Dryades Street, New 
Orleans, Louisiana 70113. Tel. (504) 529- 
7321. CABLE: NONOVCO 


FOR SALE: Bally Champion Horses $375. Tusko 
Horses $295. Thoroughly Reconditioned. Call 
or Write: UNITED DIST. INC. 902 W. SEC- 
OND ST., WICHITA, KANSAS 67203. 


FOR SALE: UNITED SHUFFLES— Mambo $450. 
Cheetah $495. WANT: Seeburg LPC-1 and 
IB. MOHAWK SKILL GAMES CO., 67 Swag- 
gertown Rd., Scotia, N.Y. 12302. 


FLIPPER CLOWNS $120, FLIPPER PARADE 
$100., Jolly Joker $95., Ice Show $300., 
Flipper $90., Call Or Write STARK NOVELTY, 
239-30th. Street N.W., Canton, Ohio 44709 
Call: (216) 492-5382. 


OPERATORS — added income with new 1968 
"mini Plastic Laminator". Only $29.50 per 
machine. Vends plastic lamination — costs you 
six cents, vends for 250. Munves, 577 10 
Avenue, N.Y., N.Y. 10036. 


ATTENTION POOL TABLE OPERATORS — POP- 
On Cue Tips fits all Brad Ferrules. 1 1 mm 
& 12 mm. Amazing material, more friction, 
longer lasting. 100 each in quantities of 50. 
Send check or M.O. to JEFCOR INDUSTRIES 
INC., BOX 192, VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. 


USED BALLY FRUIT SLOT MACHINES START- 
ing at $495 each, for export. We are the 
Largest Supplier of Used Slot Machines in 
the world. Call, Write, Wire: NEVADA FRUIT 
SLOT MACH. CO., P.O. BOX 5734, RENO, 
NEVADA, 702-329-3932. 


FOR SALE— 300 LATE PIN BALL MACHINES 
fresh off of our summer locations. All ma- 
chines shopped and reconditioned and are 
location ready. Call: GLOBE AUTOMATIC 
VENDING COMPANY, 378 Granite Street, 
Quincy, Mass. 02169, Tel: 617-479-0010. 


HI-SPEED, SUPER FAST SHUFFLEBOARD WAX. 
24 one-pound cans per case, $8.50 f.o.b. 
Dallas, Texas. Sold on money-back guar- 
antee. Dist. for D. Gottlieb, Rock-Ola, 
American Shuffleboard, Irving Kaye & Mid- 
way Mfg. Co. STATE MUSIC DISTRIBU- 
TORS INC., 3100 MAIN ST., DALLAS, 
TEXAS. 


FOR SALE: SEEBURG 480, $750.00, 220, $275.00; 
Wurlitzer 2410. $225.00: Rock-Ola 1458, 
$1 15.00; 1465, $1 15.00. Also used Pin Games, 
Bowlers and Guns. Bird Music Dist., Inc., 
1 24 Poyntz, Manhattan, Kansas, Area Code 
913 PR 8-5229. 


BINGOS LARGEST STOCK IN THE COUNTRY 
For Export Uprights; AMI, Rockola & See- 
burg Phonos, Lite A Line, Shoot A Line, 
Lotta Fun, Track Odds, Twin Super Bells, 
Spot Bells. Crosse-Dunham & Co., 225 
Wright Ave., Gretna, La. 70053. Phone: 367- 
4365 


FOR SALE: VANGUARD, STATE FAIR RIFLES, 
Circus and Titan Rifle, very reasonable, also 
twenty five assorted Shuffle Alleys, no junk, 
at your own price. JEWEL COIN MACHINE 
C., 2734 W. Morse Chicago 60626 or phone 
SH 3-8545. 


WE HAVE A CHOICE SELECTION OF LATE 
Williams Two Players. Write for prices MID- 
WEST DIST., 709 LINWOOD BLVD.— KAN- 
SAS CITY, MO. 


RECORD RIOT, 45S, BRAND NEW RECORDS. 
Some late hits, $6.50 per 100, $65.00 per 
1000. All orders shipped immediately. Send 
check with order for prepaid postage. Only 
in United States. RELIABLE RECORD CO., 
BOX 136, GLEN OAKS POST OFFICE, GLEN 
OAKS, N.Y. 11004 PHONE: (212) 343-5881. 


LATE MODELS SEEBURG AND ROCK-OLA 
Phonographs at lowest prices. DAVE STERN, 
SEACOAST DISTRIBUTORS, 1200 NORTH 
AVENUE, ELIZABETH, N.J. 


FOR SALE: USED BALLY, MILLS, PACE, JEN- 
nings, Sega Slot Machines, Keeney Uprights, 
Bally Bingos. BALLY DISTRIBUTING COM- 
PANY, 44 W. LIBERTY ST., RENO, NEV. 
TELEPHONE 702-323-6157. 


SLOT/FRUIT MACHINES FROM £40 ($112). 
All makes, models. Manual, Electric. Avail- 
able English 6d only. Secondhand pintables, 
juke boxes, amusement machines, cheap, 
suitable for developing countries. HALEL 
ENTERPRISES LTD., 182A, NEW NORTH 
ROAD, LONDON, N. 1, ENGLAND. 


FOR SALE— SLICK CHICK-MID. 2 PL RACE- 
way-Will. Beat The Clock-Bally — Beauty 
Contest, Beach Beauty, Ice Frolics, Varietys, 
Bright Lights — 6 card Frolics, 6 oard Show- 
boats-UN. Starlets— Bally Surf Clubs & At- 
lantics. NOBRO NOVELTY CO., 142 Dore 
St., San Francisco, Calif. 


CHANGERS— NEW HAMILTON CHANGERS— 
250 and 500 Below wholesale cost. Original 
Mutoscope Punching Bag A-l $250.00; 
Downey Johnson Coin Counter — Complete 
$150.00. Complete stock new & used Guns 
— Phonos — Pool Tables — Cigarette Ma- 
chines. PAUL A. LAYMON, INC., 1429 W. 
PICO, LOS ANGELES, CALIF., PHONE: 749- 
7351 


ACE LOCKS KEYED ALIKE. SEND LOCKS AND 
the key you want them mastered to $ 1 .00 
each less 10% lots of 50 or more. RAN DEL 
LOCK SERVICE, 61 ROCKAWAY AVENUE, 
VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. 11580. TEL: 516- 
VA 5-6216. Our 35th year in vending. 


POOL TABLES, NEW COIN-OP 7 FT., $500.00. 
Also home tables $500-up. Antique jukebox 
1930s. Also all kinds of vending equipment 
for sale at lowest prices. WEST PENN 
VENDING SALES, 1313 BABCOCK BLVD., 
PITTSBURGH, PA., 15237 (412) 931-2961. 


FOR SALE: WMS. BIG DADDY 1-P, $105.00; 
Wms. Three Coin 1-P, $95.00; Gott. Show 
Boat 1 -p, $75.00; Gott. Aloho 2-p, $110.00; 
Gott. Liberty Bell 4-p, $150.00; Gott. Lancer 
2-p, $110.00. Write or call: TR I -STATE 
DIST., P.O. BOX 615, CALLIER SPRINGS 
RD., ROME, GEORGIA. Tel. 234-7123. 


FOR SALE: 25 ASSORTED NEW ALBUMS: 
$15.00. Our Choice Guaranteed New 33 Vi 
RPM LP Albums — Mailed Insured — Post- 
paid — Limited Sale Offer Good Only in 
USA. Send Check or Money Order — No 
COD'S. UNCLE JIM O'NEAL — BOX A — 
ARCADIA, CALIF. 91006. 


IF WE DON'T HAVE IT— WE'LL GET IT! YOU 
name it. Jennings and Mills fruit machines. 
Complete line of parts. Bally and Keeney 
Consoles, pinballs and bingoes. Exporters 
ATOMIC COIN, BOX 4321, N. LAS VEGAS, 
NEVADA. PHONE: 642-3847. 


30 BINGOS, 20 TURF KINGS (TO BE SOLD 
in Virginia only), 25 Novelties, 4 Guns, 4 
Shuffles, 3 Baseballs, Lord's Prayer. Call or 
write E. L. SIMMONS, DANVILLE AMUSE- 
MENT CO., 620 WESTOVER DR., DAN- 
VILLE, VA. Phone: 792-5044. 


READ ALL ABOUT IT . . . HEAR ALL ABOUT 
the "Paper Man" . . . the New Hit From 
Noah's Ark . . . Noah's Ark will save the 
world! J&B RECORD PRODUCTIONS, P.O. 
BOX 14422, TAMPA, FLA. 33609. 813- 
839-4880. 


IF IT'S PANORAM PARTS YOU WANT PHIL 
GOULD HAS 'EM. ALL TYPES OF FILMS 
FOR Panoram Peeks. PHIL GOULD — 224 
MARKET ST.— NEWARK, N.J. (Tel. 201- 
MArket 4-3297). 


FIVE EXHIBITS: BIG BRONCO HORSE $150.00 
each, 1 Six-Shooter Gin, $75.00 and 1 Gun 
Patrol Exhibits $75.00. CENTRAL MUSIC 
CO., 407 EAST AVENUE, D.P.O. BOX 284, 
KILEEN, TEXAS. 


POKERINO, RECONDITIONED, REFINISHED IN 
Blond Birch, with new drop chute, points, 
sockets, wire, knock off, trim, back-glass, 
playfield decals. Write for details. New 
socket and point drop board wired for your 
games. JAMES TRAVIS — P.O. BOX 206— 
MILLVILLE, N.J. 08332. 


EAGLE EYE BILLIARD CUES: 57" 4 prong 
style $1.75 ea.; 52" prong style $1.60 ea. 
If your distributor does not handle these, 
write us direct for price sheet on complete 
line of wood and fiber cues. Ellicottville 
Wood Products Corp., P.O. Box 217, Elli- 
cottville, N. Y. 14731. 


FOR SALE: Mini Golfs, $110.00; V/orld Series. 
$155.00; Wild Wheels, $225.00; Bulls Eye 
Baseballs, $345.00; Space Guns, $375.00; 
Mystery Scores, $125.00; Little Pros, $1 10.00; 
Booz Barometers with stand $37.50 SAT- 
ELLITE kiddie rides $375.00. Also all Bally 
bingos. If interested, call, write or wire New 
Orleans Novelty Company, 1055 Dryades 
Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70113. Tel. 
(504) 529-7321 CABLE: NONOVCO. 


BINGOS FOR EXPORT ALL MODELS, GOLDEN 
Gates, Can Cans, Roller derby's. Lagunas, 
County Fairs, Ballerinas, Carnivals, Sea Is- 
lands, Bikinis, Circus Queens, Sun Valleys, 
Beach Times, Etc. Pin Balls Cineboxes pic- 
ture machines. Make offer. D. & P. Music, 
27 East Philadelphia St., York, Pa. 


FOR EXPORT — All makes and models late 
phonographs, pin games and vending equip- 
ment. Write for our latest bulletin. AD- 
VANCE DISTRIBUTING COMPANY, 4710 
Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri (314) F0 
1-1050), Cable Address ADCOIN. 


FOR SALE: 19 NEW TWIN DRAGON MA- 
chines (Keeney) and 25 used ones. These 
have cash payout units but are easily con- 
verted to free play, also 70 Bally Grand 
Stands like new. SASKATCHEWAN COIN 
MACHINE CO., 1025-104 STREET, NORTH 
BATTLEFORD, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA. 
PHONE 445-2989. AREA CODE 306. 


FOR SALE: RECONDITIONED BARGAINS: Wur- 
litzer 2150 (200 Sel ) $145.00; 2710-3 

$365.00; 2810-1 $445.00; 2910-3 $525.00; 
2900-8 (200 Sel) $545.00; Bally Bowling 
Lanes 14' — $50.00; Challenger Bowler 14' — 
$95.00; United Bowling Alley 14' — $50.00. 
MICKEY ANDERSON AMUSEMENT CO., 314 
East 11th St., Erie, Pa. Phone; 452-3207. 


PANARAM USER'S — THEATRES — FILM DEVEL- 
opers 225 negatives 16 M.M. black-white. 
Mint condition App 400 Ft. each. Art Nudes, 
beautiful Calif, subjects good library, money 
makers. Also used film $8.00 Loop. Write 
R. Richter, 1063 Market St. San Francisco, 
Calif. 


FOR SALE: Williams Derby Day, like new 
$550.00, United Pyramid Shuffle Alley 
shopped $525.00, Williams Double Play base- 
ball, as is, $125.00, RCSU4 steppers for See- 
burg LPC-1 $49.95. Operators Sales, Inc., 
4122 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, Lou- 
isiana. 822-2370 (504). 


FOR SALE: 4 AMI F120 phonographs $89.50 
each or all 4 for $300. Budge Wright's West- 
ern Distributors, 1 226 SW 1 6th Ave., Port- 
land, Oregon. 


FOR SALE: Specials-Cleaned and Checked; 

Wms. 2 Play Eager Beaver $275, Riverboat 
$225, Zig Lag $175, Gott: 2 Play Mayfair 
$325, 2 Play Hi Dolly $325, Bank A Ball 
$195, Bowling Queen $195, North Star $275, 
King of Diamonds $375., Swing A Long 2 
Play $125, Bonanza $150, Melody land $100, 
Fashion Show $100. D & L Coin Machine Co., 
414 Kelker St., Harrisburg, Pa. Call (717) 
234-4731. 


100 MM CONVERSIONS 20/700 ROWE 20/800 
Riviera, Celebrity. Do it yourself. 30 minute 
installation. 10 rear columns. $29.95 each. 
Lots of 50 $24.95 each. Fully guaranteed. 
Detailed instructions included DON YOUNG 
COMPANY, 14532 VANOWEN, VAN NUYS, 
CALIF. (213) 780-4339. 


M ISC. 


DEEJAYS! 6,000 HILARIOUS CLASSIFIED ONE- 
liners, written expressly for radio, only $5.00! 
Or send $9.00 for above plus 5,000 addition- 
al "Clever Remarks!" Guaranteed to pleas* 
you or money back! Catalog of 50,000 pro- 
fessional comedy lines free. Edmund Orrin, 
Mariposa, Calif. 95338. 


30,000 PROFESSIONAL COMEDY LINESI 
Largest laugh library in show business. 
Forty books of classified material, plus Or- 
ben's Current Comedy the newsmaking 
topical gag service featuring hip deejay 
lines in each issue. Great sample selection, 
$5.00. Catalog free. ORBEN DEEJAY 
LAUGHS, 3536 Daniel Crescent, Baldwin 
Harbor, N.Y. 11510. 


HOLLYWOOD GAG DIGEST! NOW MONTHLY! 
DeeJays need topical, CLEAN quips . . . 
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Cash Box — March 16, 1968 


Kentucky Pin Bill Aired 

FRANKFURT, Ky.— A bill to legalize 
those pingame and bingo features 
which were outlawed by the Kentucky 
legislature in 1966 was passed by the 
State House of Representatives by a 
vote of 46 to nine. The bill, HB 351, 
was sponsored by Rep. Everett Akers, 
a coin machine operator. 

HB 351, if passed in its present 
form by the Senate and signed by the 
Governor, would remove those restric- 
tions on games which were passed at 
the behest of former Governor Ed- 
ward T. Breathitt in his so-called 
“war on pinball.” 

The new bill calls for the right to: 
1. insert more than one coin to bring 
up the odds on a bingo (the ’66 
law prohibits insertion of additional 
coins) ; 2. allow an unlimited amount 
of free plays (the present law has a 
ceiling of 30 free games); 3. permit 
free games to be “knocked off” at the 
discretion of the operator or his rep- 
resentative (the present law prohibits 
“knock off” devices in the belief that 
the player can be paid for the free 
plays he earns as an option to playing 
them out). 

Rep. Akers described HB 351 on the 
House Floor as an attempt to “correct 
an injustice done two years ago.” 


Ditchburn Releases 
Background Unit 

CHICAGO — The Ditchburn Organi- 
zation, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary 
of The Ditchburn Organization, Ltd. 
of England, has commenced the mar- 
keting of an economically priced 
Background Music system called the 
Music Maker. 

The parent Ditchburn company has 
been in the Background Music busi- 
ness for many years. The Music 
Maker is the same product which 
Ditchburn has marketed successfully 
in over 25 countries throughout the 
world. 

A separate sales division of the 
company has been set up to handle the 
marketing of the music product. John 
O’Brien has been appointed Sales 
Manager of this department. The com- 
pany claims that because of the low 
cost of its equipment, it opens up 
thousands of locations which are un- 
able to afford competitive systems 
today. On the other hand, because of 
the quality of their system, they state 
they are able to compete on a highly 
favorable basis with established Back- 
ground Music systems in this country. 

The Music Maker is a small com- 
pact machine which uses Ditchburn’s 
own 8 hour tape cartridges. There is 
more than 3,000 miles of music cur- 
rently in use in the huge Music Maker 
library. The Music Maker tapes are 
packed in top quality cartridges of 
Ditchburn’s own design. They state 
that, “compared with records, there is 
far less attention, far longer life, less 
cost and virtually no risk of damage.” 
The Music Maker library is always 
being brought up to date and it has 
music to suit every location and mood. 

For the past four years, the U.S. 
Ditchburn company has marketed a 
compact line of vending machines, in- 
cluding the latest model called the 
Magicold which dispenses ice with 
each drink. According to a company 
official, the introduction of Back- 
ground Music broadens the marketing 
efforts of the U.S. firm and that at 
present, it is their intent to market 
the Background Music through dis- 
tributors other than those handling 
their vending line. 

Firm Name Changed 

It was also officially announced by 
a company spokesman that Ditchburn 
Vending Machines, Inc. (U.S. A.) has 
changed its corporate name to The 
Ditchburn Organization, Inc. The U.S. 
company is a wholly owned subsidiary 
of The Ditchburn Organization, Ltd. 
of London, England. The pai’ent Ditch- 
burn company is a public firm whose 
stock is listed and actively traded on 


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Play continues until one player scores maximum of 19 
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maneuver of real soccer. Straight drives. 
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skull kicks! Players run in both 
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According to an official of the Chi- 
cago firm, the reason for the U.S. cor- 
porate name change was the recent 
introduction of its Background Music 
systems in this country and they felt 
that the new name would more accur- 


ately cover the varied interests of 
their manufacturing and marketing 
programs. Ditchburn manufacturers a 
line of compact vendors for cold 
drinks with and without ice, hot 
drinks, snacks and all purpose mer- 
chandisers. They also now market the 


(mentioned above), Ditchburn Music 
Maker which is an economically priced 
Background Music system utilizing 8 
hour cartridge tapes from their own 
library which they claim is one of the 
“largest tape carti’idge libraries in the 
U.S.” 













Mancini’s“Party’ 

New Victor singles from the United Artists movie “The Party” 



“THE PARTY” 

k c/w “Party Poop” # 9483 
Ik Watch for Hank’s new Victor album of hi 
m music from “The Party”coming in April 




r and 

VIC DAMONE 

sings the new Mancini ballad 
from “The Party.” 

NOTHING TO LOSE” j 

c/w “Goin’ Out of My Head” #9488 jj 


/ 

Warner Bros- Jacobsen Link-Up ••• Berle Adams 
Named MCA Exec Veep •• Pickwick Begins Whole- 


saler 

UA Meeting In 
Fla • • • Morgan 
Appointed New Capitol VP*Merrec Names 
Two New Execs* Hip Pocket Disks At 39c* 
Shorewood Process Cuts LP Jacket Costs 


March 23, 1968 



DIONNE WARWICK: GOLD CROWN FOR A QUEEN 


Inti Section Begins Pg. 93 






THE 

NORMAN 

LUBOFF 

CHOIR 

MOMENTS 

TO 

REMEMBER 


Stonewall Jackson 

Thoughts of a Lonely Man 

inaluding: 

Everybody But Me 
Thankful far Your Love 
A Man Without a Home 
I Can’t Go On Living This Way 


INCLUDING: 
PAPER DOLL 
I’LL NEVER 
SMILE AGAIN 
THE BREEZE AND I 
MOMENTS 
TO REMEMBER 


STEVE 
LAWKENCE 
MOON RIVER 

including: 
.Around The World 
Teach Me Tonight 
All The Way 
Moon River 
Misty 


Lefty Rrizzell 
Signed, Sealed 
and Delivered 

including: 

Lost Love Bines 
Signed, Sealed 
And Delivered P* 

The Tragic .Letter 
Is ft Only That 
You're Lonely i 

If foti’re XSver ' $ 

finely Darling H , ,:T 


Lester Lanin And His Orchestra 
Everybody Dance 

including: 

My Favorite Things/The Sound Of Music 
The Song Is You/The Way You Look Tonight 
Everything's Coming Up Roses 


JW-'fime ctfaUz °Mvoi 

INCLUDING: TENNESSEE WALTZ M 
THREE O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING/# 
LOVE YOU TRULY/CHARMAINE / < 

ALICE BLUE GOWN f 


Mike Douglas 

Young At Heart 

I including: 

s . Young And Foolish 
Dear Heart 
Young At Heart 
■ Jfcl.Vy Kind Ot Town 
Stranger On 
|| The Shore 


Jieiteh. tflatl u+td £&U ScnuiftfL 
SattifA la GlwAi-ih 
INCLUDING: 

MAMA’S AND DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL 
BIG BUCK TRAIN/ OLD FOLKS 
A MILLION YEARS IN GLORY 
CRYING MY HEART OUT OVER YOU 


JIMMY McPARTLAND 


INCLUDING: 

* BALLIN' THE JACK 
THIRD STREET BLUES 
THE BASIN STREET STOMP 
ORIGINAL DIXIELAND ONE STEP 
THERE'LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE 


THE MARLBOROUGH CONCERT BAND 

EXTRAVAGANZA! 

INCLUDING: 
MAN Of IA MANCHA MEDLEY 
fcjfc MARY FOPPINS MEDLEY 

bk.gadoon medley 
HFNRYMANCIN i 
MEDLEY 
OOlX tV. AMU 

m»., . , , Y«te • HASt! MEDLEY 


BUxtJL 1 V.EiB» sings 
LITTLE WHITE DUCK 

and Other Children’s Favorites 

including: 

111© Little White Duck 
The Little Engine That Could 
Mr. Froggie' Went A- Courtin' 

Th© Tailor and the Mouse 
Mother Goose Songs 


Hh 7456/ HS 11256 


HS 11264 


HI. 7465/ HS 11265 


A PROCKJCT of " 
COLUMBIA filCOftOS 


HS 11266 


HL 9507/ HS 11507 


And now we’re going to great lengths 
to tell your customers the reasons why. 

We’re starting with our great new April releases; 
window streamers, advertising kits and wire racks 
in a dynamic new sales program. 

Three of the fastest, most effective methods we know of 
for promoting Harmony’s great values. 

Is there something else you need to know? 

Ask us at the NARM* Convention. 


*A Special 10th Anniversary Salute to NARM 
from Harmony Records 


2 > COLUMBIA" "HARMONY" MARCAS REG. PRINTED IN U.S.A. 












Vol. XXIX— Number 34/March 23, 1968 


Publication Office / 1780 Broadway. New York. New York 10019 / Telephone: JUdson 6-2640 / Cable Address: Cash Box. N. Y. 


* 


GEORGE ALBERT 

President and Publisher 

MARTY 0STR0W 

Vice President 

LEON SCHUSTER 

Treasurer 

IRV LICHTMAN 

Editor in Chief 

EDITORIAL 

TOM McENTEE Assoc. Editor 
ALLAN DALE 
DANIEL BOTTSTEIN 
JOHN KLEIN 
MARV GOODMAN 
EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS 
MIKE MARTUCCI 
ANTHONY LANZETTA 
HEDDY ALBERT 




ADVERTISING 

BERNIE BLAKE 

Director of Advertising 
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES 
STAN SOIFER New York 
BILL STUPER New York 
HARVEY GELLER Hollywood 
WOODY HARDING 
Art Director 

COIN MACHINES & VENDING 

ED ADLUM 

General Manager 
BEN JONES Asst. 
CAMILLE COMPASIO Chicago 
LISSA MORROW Hollywood 

CIRCULATION 

THERESA TORTOSA Mgr. 


CHICAGO 

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HOLLYWOOD 

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Hollywood, Calif. 90028 
(Phone: (213) 465-2129) 

EUROPEAN 

DIRECTOR 

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ENGLAND 

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All right reserved. Copyright under Universal Copyright Con- 
vention. 


Cross- Pollination In Disks And Pix 


The record business-motion picture 
relationship, once a matter-of-fact fa- 
milial affair with little interest in activi- 
ties beyond the sphere of label and re- 
lated film company, appears to be 
probing heretofore undeveloped areas 
of merchandising through the adapta- 
tion of outside-the-family tie-ins. 

Delving beyond their ordinary rela- 
tionships, record and film production 
houses are now becoming involved in 
activities prompted by modern tastes 
and demands, and pointing up an in- 
dustry interdependence that often 
crosses company lines. The success 
met by these moves only emphasizes 
that interdependence. 

One such successful move has been 
the teamup of Columbia Records and 
non-aligned Embassy Pictures for the 
highly-acclaimed film, “The Graduate." 
Part of the credit for the film’s box of- 
fice boom can surely be attributed to 
the use of popular Simon & Garfunkel 
sides as part of the soundtrack — not in 
the vein of the old ‘beach party’ flicks, 
but, rather, as an integral part of the 
film theme. The result has been a large 
payoff to not only the film outfit, but 
to the disk operation as well. Columbia 
Records has reported that disk sales of 
the soundtrack have surpassed 300,000 
copies in less than a month. In addi- 
tion, two Simon & Garfunkel LPs, 
“Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme,” 
and “Sounds Of Silence," long rele- 
gated to the position of catalog items, 
have suddenly soared back into popu- 
larity, and are currently enjoying a sales 
run equal to that of brand new releases. 

On another front, Scepter Records 
and 20th Century-Fox have also found 
the link-up idea profitable as a result 
of the “Valiev Of The Dolls” vehicle. 
Once again, the box-office figures have 
been gratifying, as has been the sales 
reaction to Dionne Warwick’s version of 
the titles tune. (Although the latter is 
played no less than 6 times during the 
course of the movie, it is not part of the 
original soundtrack release on the 20th 


record label. In this instance, Scepter 
will receive the full share of all sales on 
the smash Warwick single, while 20th 
has gleaned prestige by ‘borrowing’ that 
item for use in the film). Again, the 
album charts reflect strong consumer 
reaction to the joint venture, witnessed 
by the fact that both Dionne Warwick’s 
“Valley Of The Dolls" and the original 
soundtrack hold down extremely com- 
fortable positions in the listings. 

Meanwhile, another critically - ac- 
claimed film, “Bonnie & Clyde," also 
gives strong support to the lend-lease 
theory. In order to enhance the setting 
and the action of the film, Warner 
Bros./7 Arts made use of the old Mer- 
cury master of Flatt & Scruggs’ “Foggy 
Mountain Breakdown” for background 
material. Once more the result has been 
highly satisfying for both film-maker 
and record-maker. As Warner scores 
huge box office grosses, Mercury has 
seen a rebirth of the single to the tune 
of over 150,000 pieces. 

Like the flower turning its head to 
follow the sun — thus drawing unto it- 
self a maximum of the life-giving quali- 
ties emanating therefrom — film com- 
panies and record labels are also find- 
ing it healthful to turn their heads, on 
occasion, to a sun of public acceptance 
which may take them outside of their 
normal corporate orbits. 

The medium of the film and the 
message of the musical track has al- 
ways provided a solid one-two punch 
when treated tastefully and applied ef- 
fectively. However, It hasn’t been until 
very recently that the creative minds 
have brought the contemporary musical 
sounds into play with any degree of 
creativeness, or have crossed corporate 
lines to strengthen film scores with con- 
temporary acts (a la Simon & Garfunkel, 
Dionne Warwick and even Cher with 
“Alfie") well-integrated into the body 
of the film. Now that doors have been 
opened by a few pioneers, the film pro- 
ducer looking to deliver that one-two 
punch will find much more room in 
which to swing. 


Cash Box — March 23, 1968 


3 



Cash Box TOP 100 


*1 


11 

12 

13 


15 


16 

17 

18 


20 


22 


LOVE IS BLUE 

Paul Mauriat-Phllips 40495 

VALLERI 

Monkees-Colgems 1019 

SIMON SAYS 

1910 Fruit Gum Company-Buddah 24 

THE DOCK OF THE BAY 

Otis Redding- Volt 157 

JUST DROPPED IN 

First Edition-Reprise 0655 

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS 

Dionne Warwick-Scepter 17203 

SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE 

Aretha Franklin-Atlantic 2486 

LA-LA MEANS I LOVE YOU 

Delfonics-Philly Grove 150 


MIGHTY QUINN 

Manfred Mann-Mercury 72770 


YOUNG GIRL 

Union Gap-Columbia 44450 

THE END OF OUR ROAD 

Gladys Knight & Pips-Soul 35042 

KISS ME GOODBYE 

Petula Clark-Warner Bros. 7170 

I THANK YOU 

Sam & Dave-Stax 242 

THE BALLAD OF 
BONNIE & CLYDE 

Georgie Fame-Epic 10283 

WILL YOU LOVE ME 
TOMORROW 

Four Seasons-Philips 40523 

TOO MUCH TALK 

Paul Revere & Raiders-Columbia 44444 

DANCE TO THE MUSIC 

Sly & The Family Stone-Epic 10256 

I WISH IT WOULD RAIN 

The Temptations-Gordy 7068 

IF YOU CAN WANT 

Smskey Robinson & The Miracles-Tamla 54162 

BOTTLE OF WINE 

Fireballs-Atco 6491 

LADY MADONNA 

Beatles-Capitol 2138 

EVERYTHING THAT 
TOUCHES YOU 


o- >o 
1 1 


6 36 
2 2 

3 4 

5 7 

4 3 

9 18 

10 16 
21 49 

20 25 

12 15 

13 14 
8 10 


18 23 


15 20 
11 12 
19 35 

7 5 

23 31 

16 9 



Association-Wamer Bros. 7163 

14 

11 

CRY LIKE A BABY 

Box Tops-Mala 593 

35 

44 

24 

WALK AWAY RENEE 

Four Tops-Motown 1119 

17 

8 

0 

FOREVER CAME TODAY 

Diana Ross & The Supremes-Motown 1 122 

54 

_ 

26 

WE'RE A WINNER 

Impressions-ABC 11022 

22 

13 

27 

CAB DRIVER 

Mills Bros. -Dot 17041 

27 

30 

28 

SPOOKY 

Classics IV-Imperial 66259 

24 

6 

29 

MEN ARE GETTIN' SCARCE 

Joe Tex-D!al 4069 

26 

26 

30 

PLAYBOY 

Gene & Debbe-TRX 5006 

33 

37 


SCARBOROUGH FAIR 

Simon & Garfunkel-Columbia 44465 

42 

54 

- 

GREEN LIGHT 

American Breed-Atco 821 

41 

51 

33 

SOUND ASLEEP 

Turtles-White Whale 264 

37 

42 


34 


35 

36 


38 

39 


40 

41 


43 

44 


46 

47 


49 

50 

51 

52 


58 

59 

60 


64 


1 WONDER WHAT SHE'S 



• 

100 YEARS 


DOING TONIGHT 




Nancy Sinatra-Reprise 0670 

— 

Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart-A&M 893 

25 

17 

69 

JENNIFER ECCLES 


WORDS 




Hollies-Epic 10293 

77 

Bee Gees-Atco 6548 

30 

19 

70 

IF THIS WORLD WERE MINE 


CARPET MAN 




Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell-Tamla 54161 

71 

5th Dimension-Soul City 762 

28 

22 

71 

I'LL SAY FOREVER MY LOVE 


1 GOT THE FEELIN' 



— 

J mmy Ruffin-Soul 35043 

76 

James Brown-King 6155 

58 

— 

0 

SWEET INSPIRATION 


GREEN TAMBOURINE 




Sweet Inspirations- Atlantic 2476 

89 

Lemon Pipers-Buddah 23 

29 

24 

0 

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM 


BABY, NOW THAT I'VE 




Hesitations-Kapp 899 

82 

FOUND YOU 



0 

YOU'VE STILL GOT A PLACE 


Foundations-Uni 55038 

31 

21 


IN MY HEART 


I'M GONNA MAKE 




Dean Martin-Reprise 0672 

— 

YOU LOVE ME 



75 

OUR CORNER OF THE NIGHT 

Madeline Bell-Philips 40517 

45 

50 


Barbra Streisand-Columbia 44474 

80 

HEY HEY BUNNIE 



76 

DELILAH 


John Fred & His Playboy Band-Paula 294 

43 

46 


Tom Jones-Parrot 40025 

81 

JENNIFER JUNIPER 



77 

QUESTION OF TEMPERATURE 

Donovan-Epic 10300 

53 

64 


Balloon Farm-Laurie 3405 

79 

SOUL SERENADE 



0 

COWBOYS TO GIRLS 


Willie Mitchell-Hi 2140 

48 

67 


Intruders-Gamble 214 

— 

SUDDENLY YOU LOVE ME 



0 

TIN SOLDIER 


Tremeloes-Epic 10293 

57 

68 


Small Faces-lmmediate 5003 

98 

YOU'VE GOT TO BE LOVED 



0 

CALL ME LIGHTNING 


Montananas-lndependence 83 

57 

68 


The Who-Decca 32233 

— 

THERE IS 



81 

L. DAVID SLOANE 


Dells-Cadet 5590 

36 

32 


Michele Lee-Columbia 44413 

86 

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 



82 

UP ON THE ROOF 


Lalo Schifrin-Dot 17059 

39 

45 


Cryan Shames-Columbia 4457 

84 

SUMMERTIME BLUES 



0 

HONEY 


Blue Cheer-Philips 40516 

64 

92 


Bobby Goldsboro-United Artists 50283 

— 

COUNTRY GIRL-CITY MAN 



84 

IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE 

Billy Vera & Judy Clay-Atlantic 2480 

50 

58 


Third Rail-Epic 10285 

85 

SECURITY 



85 

1 WILL ALWAYS THINK 


Etta James-Cadet 5594 

55 

60 


ABOUT YOU 


THAT'S A LIE 




New Colony Six-Mercury 72775 

87 

Ray Charles- ABC 11045 

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THE GOOD, THE BAD, 


IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR 




AND THE UGLY 


Mirettes-Revue 1004 

56 

59 


Hugo Montenegro-RCA 9423 

88 

RICE IS NICE 



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UNKNOWN SOLDIER 


Lemon Pipers-Buddah 31 

62 

71 


Doors-Elektra 628 

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BACK ON MY FEET AGAIN 



88 

SON OF HICKORY 


Foundations-UNI 55058 

68 

75 


HOLLER'S TRAMP 


SOUL COAXING 




O. C. Smith-Columbia 44425 

90 

Raymond lefevre-Four Corners 147 

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84 

89 

CAN'T FIND THE TIME 


STAY AWAY 




Orpheus-MGM 13882 

96 

Elvis Presley-RCA 9465 

67 

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TURN ON YOUR 


LOVE IS ALL AROUND 




LOVE LIGHT 


Troggs-Smash 1607 

70 

79 


Human Beinz-Capitol 2119 

94 

TAPIOCA TUNDRA 



91 

SHOW TIME 


Monkees-Colgems 1019 

60 

81 


Detroit Emeralds-Ric Tic 153 

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LITTLE GREEN APPLES 



92 

UNICORN 


Roger Miller-Smash 2143 

63 

69 


The Irish Rovers-Decca 32254 100 

FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE 



93 

RED RED WINE 


Jackie Wilson & Count Basie-Brunswick 55365 

61 

66 


Neil Diamond-Bang 556 

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TAKE TIME TO KNOW HER 



94 

CINDERELLA-ROCKEFELLA 


Percy Sledge- Atlantic 2490 

73 

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Esther & Abi Ofarim-Philips 40526 

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SIT WITH THE GURU 



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SHE'LL BE THERE 


Strawberry Alarm Clock-UNI 55055 

74 

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Vikki Carr-Liberty 56026 

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IN NEED OF A FRIEND 



96 

1 FOUND YOU 


Cowsllls-MGM 13809 

72 

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Frankie Laine-ABC 11057 

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AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS 


97 

IN SOME TIME 


Formations-MGM 13899 

69 

76 


Ronnie Dove-Diamond 240 

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FUNKY STREET 



98 

MASTER JACK 


Arthur Conley-Atco 6563 

75 

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Four Jacks & A Jill-RCA 9473 

99 

U.S. MALE 



99 

1 LOVE YOU 


Elvis Presley-RCA 9465 

78 

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People-Capitol 2078 

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SHERRY DON'T GO 



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At The Top of the Stairs (Double 

Diamond, Murad, Blockbuster, BMI) F4 

Baby How That I’ve Found You (January, BMI) 39 

Baby Please Don’t Go (MCA, B'MI) 100 

Bach On My Feet Again (January, Walback, BMI) 54 
Ealiad of Bonnie & Clyde (Peer Int'l, BMI) .. 14 

Cottle Of Wine (Deep Fork, ASCAP) 20 

river (Black Hawk, B'MI) 27 

Me Lightning (Fabulous, ASCAP) 80 

C;~’t Hi'M The Time (Interval, BMI) rn 

to pet Man (Johnny Rivers, BMI) 36 

ockefella (Irving, BMI) 94 

' • y Gin-C'ty Man (Blackwood, BMI) 49 

' To Girls (Razor Sharp, BMI) 78 

. ke A Baby (Press, E'MI) 23 

00 I'o the Music (Daly City, BMI) 17 

-s' ah (Donna, BMI) 76 

1 ' The Eay (East, Time, Redwall, BMI) . 

1 ~o Of Our Road (Jobete, BMI) 

That Touches You (Beechwoad, BMI 

r Came Today (Jobete, BMI) 

Precious Love (Sunflower, ASCAP) . 

:reet (Redwal, Time, BMI) 

, The Bad, The Ugly (Unart, BMI) 86 

Creen Light (4 Star, BMI) 32 

Tambourine (Kama-Sutra, BMI) 38 

i'ey, Hey Bunnie (Su-Ma, Bengal, BMI) 41 

s:;ey (Carson, Russell, BMI) 83 


ALPHABETIZED TOP 100 (INCLUDING PUBLISHERS AND LICENSEES) 


I Found You (Melo-Art, ASCAP) 95 


70 


If The World Were Mine (Jobete, BMI) 

If You Can Wait (Jobete, BMI) 19 

I Got The Feelin’ (Toccoa, Lois, BMI) 37 

I’ll Say Forever My Love (Jobete, BMI) 

I Love You (Mainstay, BMI) 


Impossible bream (Sam Fox, ASCAP) 73 


40 


I’m Gonna Make You Love Me (Act 3, BMI) 

In Need of a Friend (Akbestal, BMI) 63 

In Some Time (L. Hazlewood, ASCAP) 97 

In The Midnight Hour (East, Cotillion, BMI) 


52 


I Thank You (East, Pronto, BMI) 13 


84 


It’s Time To Say Goodbye (Melrose, ASCAP) 

I Will Always Think About You 

(New Colony, BMI) 

I Wish It Would Rain (Jobete, BMI) 18 

I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight 
(Screen Gems/Columbia, BMI) 


85 


34 


Jennifer Eccles (Maribus, BMI) 69 


Jennifer Juniper (Peer Int’l, BMI) 
Just Dropped In (Acuff, Rose, BMI) 


42 

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Kiss Me Goodbye (Donna, ASCAP) 12 


21 


Lady Madonna (Maclen, BMI) 

La-La Means I Love You (Nickel Shoe, BMI) . . n 

L. David Sloane (Meager, BMI) 81 

Little Green Apples (Russell Carson, ASCAP) 


59 


Love Is All Around (Dick James, BMI) 57 

Love Is Blue (Croma, ASCAP) 1 

Master Jack (Milene, ASCAP) 98 

Men Are Getting Scarce (Tree, BMI) 29 

Mighty Quinn (Dwarf, ASCAP) 9 

Mission Impossible (Bruin, BMI) 47 

100 Years (L. Hazlewood, ASCAP) 68 

Our Corner of the Night (Arch, ASCAP) 75 

Playboy (Acuff, Rose, BMI) 30 

Question of Temperature (Hugo & Luigi, BMI) 77 

Red, Red Wine (Tallyrand, B'MI) 93 

Rice Is Nice (Kama Sutra, BMI) 53 

Scarborough Fair (Charing Cross, BMI) 31 

Security (East, BMI) 50 

Sherry Don’t Go (Grey, BMI) 67 

She’ll Be There (Alta, ASCAP) 95 

Show Time (Myto, BMI) 91 

Simon Says (Kas-Kat, BMI) 3 

Since You’ve Been Gone (14th Hour, 

Cotillion, BMI) 7 

Sit With The Guru (Alarm Clock, 

Claridge, ASCAP) 62 

Son Of Hickory Holler’s Tramp 

(Blue Crest, BMI) 88 

Soul Coaxing (Southern, ASCAP) 55 

Soul Serenade (Kilynn, BMI) 43 


COMPILED FROM LEADING RETAIL OUTLETS — DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRPLAY REPORTS * SHARP UPWARD 


Sound Asleep (Blimp, Ishmael, BMI) 

Spooky (Bill Lowery, BMI) 

Stay Away (Gladasya, ASCAP) 

Suddenly You Love Me (Ponderose, BMI) 

Summer Time Blues (American, BMI) 

Sweet Inspiration (Press, BMI) 

Take Time To Know Her (Al Gallico, BMI) .... 
Tapioca Tundra (Screen Gems/Co'umbia, BMI) 

That's A Lie (Tangerine, BMI) 

There Is (Chevis, BMI) 

Tin Soldier (Nice Songs, BMI) 

Too Much Talk (Boom, BMI) 

Turn On Your Love Light (Lion, BMI) 

Unicorn (Hollis, BMI) 

Unknown Soldier (Nipper, ASCAP) 

Up On The Roof (Screen Gems/Columbia, BMI) 

U.S. Male (Vector, BMI) 

Valleri (Screen Gems/Columbia, BMI) 

Valley of The Dolls (Leo Feiet, ASCAP) 

Walk Away Renee (Twin Tone, BMI) 

We’re A Winner (Chi Sound, BMI) 

Will You Love Me Tomorrow 

(Screen Gems/Co!umbia, BMI) 

Words (Nemperor, BMI) 

Young Girl (Viva, BMI) 

You’ve Got To Be Loved (Dutchess, BMI) 

You’ve Still Got A Place In My Heart 

(Acuff-Rose, BMI) 

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WHY SAY GOODBYE? 

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CONNIE FRANCIS 

by Andre Popp, the composer of “Love is Blue.” 


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H P Disks Get 39# Tag 
jy For 'Optimum Profit' 

1 NEW YORK— Hip Pocket Records, 
the 3% inch plastic couplings of 
former hits which Philco-Ford intro- 
duced recently, will retail for a sug- 
gested list price of 39 cents instead 
of the 69 cent price originally as- 
signed to the disks. 

The price change was announced 
last week after Philco found in a 
sensitivity test that 39 cents was the 

r * optimum price for larger volume at 
a good profit. Philco found that the 
-rj " 1 sale of their mini-disks increased be- 
tween 6 and 20 times over their 
, J * previous sales volume when the price 
was decreased to 39 cents. It also 
_ ^ found that the sale of the company’s 
Mini Radio/Phono, a $24.95 item in- 
creased by 3 times to 7 times (in 
11 5 different locales) when the price of 
the record was reduced. 

The market sensitivity test was 
conducted in four states: Massachiu- 
' setts, New Jersey, Wisconsin and 
California. 

In eight stores, closely tested for 
(Continued on page 64B) 





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As a long distance runner, Dionne 
Warwick has a track record of disk 
popularity that stands far and above 
the average female artist. Since 1962, 
when she hit the charts with her first 
smash, “Don’t Make Me Over,” hardly 
a week has gone by that Dionne’s 
name hasn’t been represented on the 
Cash Box charts, either in singles or 
album form, an enviable score indeed. 
Her crowning disk achievement, how- 
ever, has just come in recent weeks 
with the RIAA-certification of her 
first million-selling single “I Say A 
Little Prayer” and “Valley Of The 
Dolls.” 

Equally popular in the ‘live’ state, 
the powerhouse songstress has just 
concluded an unprecedented two-con- 
cert-per-day engagement at the Apollo 
Theatre in New York City, where she 
set a new attendance record. She has 
also been selected to headline the New- 
port Jazz Festival Tour on weekends 
during the coming summer, and will 
later begin production on her first 
motion picture, in which she co-stars 
with Stephen Boyd and Ossie Davis. 

Dionne is currently represented on 
the Cash Box charts with a pair of al- 
bums, “Valley Of The Dolls” and a 
golden hits set, as well as the afore- 
mentioned million-selling single. 


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Album Plans 

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Album Reviews 

44, 48 


Basic Album Inventory . . 

62 

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Bios for D.J.’s 

40 


Coin Machine Section. . . . 

98-108 

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Country Music Section... 

88-92 

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International Section .... 

93-97 

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Looking Ahead (Singles) 

36 


Platter Spinner Patter. . . 

40 


R&B Top 50 

56 

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Radio Active 

26 


Record Ramblings 

32 


Singles Reviews 

.18, 22, 24 


Sure Shots 

42 


Talent on Stage 

52 


Top 100 Albums 

61 


Vital Statistics 

12, 15 


WB/7 Arts Ties Prod. Knot With Sweet Reliable 



Left to right: Maitland, Jacobsen, Smith, Ostin. 


SAN FRANCISCO— In a major ex- 
pansion move WBros-7Arts Records 
this week signed a far-ranging pro- 
duction agreement with Erik Jacob- 
sen’s Sweet Reliable Prods. Jacobsen 
is an independent producer heretofore 
responsible for producing product for 
such artists as the Lovin’ Spoonful, 
Tim Hardin, and the Sopwith Camel. 
WB-7A is financing Sweet Reliable 
Prods., located in San Francisco, to 
operate as a separate entity within the 
WB-7A operation, with product from 
Jacobsen’s unit of producers, artists, 
and writers to be released exclusively 
on the WB-7A and Reprise labels. 
Offices have been opened in San Fran- 
cisco’s Columbus Tower at 916 Kearny 
Street. The present production staff 
consists of Jacobsen himself and V-P 
Robert Rafkin. 

Mike Maitland, president of WB-7A 
Records, termed the alliance with 
Jacobsen, “potentially one of the most 
far-reaching agreements we have 
made. Jacobsen’s track record is envi- 
able; out of 14 singles he has produced 
ten have been national hits.” 

“We view this agreement with 
Jacobsen”, Maitland continued, “and 
Jacobsen’s plans for a self-contained 
production unit, as one of the major 
trends of our business. San Francisco, 
which has become a musical center, 
could soon rival Detroit, Nashville, 
New York, L. A. and Memphis as an 
important source of hit records.” 

Jacobsen moved Sweet Reliable to 
San Francisco in Oct. 1967 from New 
York City to escape what he terms, 
“the production rat-race”, and has 
been searching out talent with which 
to form the nucleus of his production 
operation. He is looking for talent not 
only in terms of singers and song- 
writers, but also outstanding studio 
musicians, He hopes to form a band 
consisting of bass, drum, keyboard and 


NEW YORK — Pickwick International 
has initiated a drive in the acquisition 
of disk wholesalers with the purchase 
of Heilicher Brothers Inc., in Minnea- 
polis. The acquisition is Pickwick’s 
move aimed at creating a wholesaling 
division similar to those of Transcon- 
tinental Investing and ABC Records. 

Pickwick head Cy Leslie and Amos 
Heilicher last week jointly stated that 
an agreement was reached in principle 
whereby Pickwick International would 
acquire Heilicher Brothers for an 
agreed-upon number of shares of com- 
mon stock. 

Pickwick International is one of the 
largest independent merchandisers of 
economy-priced recordings in the 
United States. In the six months ended 
October 31, 1967, the company showed 


NEW YORK — Berle Adams has been 
named executive vice president in 
charge of all corporate operating di- 
visions and activities as part of a ma- 
jor realignment of corporate officers 
at MCA, designed to meet the needs 
of the firm’s expanding operations. 
Three executive vice presidents, the 
first such posts in the parent firm’s 
history, were elected as well as two 
additional vice presidents. Lew Was- 


guitar which will work as a creative 
recording unit on a profit-sharing basis 
with Sweet Reliable. Jacobsen feels 
that many musicians from San Fran- 
cisco have suffered by having to travel 
away from their city to record in 
unfamiliar and sometimes inhospitable 
environments. He states, “There is a 
need for a home town alternative.” 
Jacobsen, who in the past has been 
involved with such acts as the Lovin’ 
Spoonful (with John Sebastian), Tim 
Hardin and the Sopwith Camel, has 


MIAMI — United Artists Records will 
reap the harvest of a number of im- 
portant soundtrack LPs to be released 
in the near future and in the years to 
come, related David Picker, executive 
vice president of UA Pictures at the 
UA 10th anniversary convention last 
week. 


a net income of $306,440 or 50 cents 
per share compared with $243,251 or 
40 cents per share in the previous com- 
parable period, a rise of 26%. Sales 
rose 28% from $4,037,917 to $5,161,401. 
Heilicher Brothers, which does not re- 
port income, is estimated to gross up- 
wards of $18,000,000 annually and is 
one of the largest, diversified record 
merchandising operations in the United 
States. 

For both parties the merger repre- 
sents diversification and access to ad- 
ditional depth of management. Both 
businesses will be conducted independ- 
ently. 

The agreement is subject to the ap- 
proval of the Board of Directors of the 
corporations and their stockholders. 


serman, president and chief executive 
officer of MCA, made the announce- 
ment. The two other executive vice 
presidents are: Albert Dorskind, who 
will supervise corporate functional 
departments and real estate; and Da- 
niel Ritchie, who will supervise finan- 
cial subsidiaries, acquisitions, and 
stockholder relations. 

Louis Friedland and John W. Find- 
(Continued on page 54) 


already signed Leonard Schaeffer, a 
vocalist-writer from Chicago. 

Of his deal with WB-7A, Jacobsen 
stated, “I decided not to try to create 
a separate label of my own, nor do 
two or three artists- production pack- 
age deals appeal to me. Instead, I de- 
cided to release my record product 
through a single company with which 
I could establish a strong and positive 
rapport. The choice became the 


Picker disclosed that the company 
would make an outlay of $600,000 in 
an ad campaign on behalf of the film 
company’s upcoming movie musical, 
“Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang,” based 
on the Ian Fleming children’s book. 
Picker also reported the forthcoming- 
release of another hard road show 
production, “The Charge Of The Light 
Brigade.” Currently in pre-production 
stages are three musical films, all of 
which will appear on UA Records 
soundtrack albums. These include “Fid- 
dler On The Roof,” “Man Of La Man- 
cha” and “House Of Flowers.” Latter 
show has already been recorded by 
UA in its off-Broadway revival. 

Picker, who noted that the record 
company had developed from a step- 
child to a son, also outlined United 
Artist Pictures plans for the future in 
motion pictures. These include the de- 
velopment, with the Technicolor Corpo- 
ration, of a cartridge system for both 
home and commercial use. The cart- 
ridges will play both picture and 
sound. In line with this development, 
Picker said the company was work- 
ing on an automated motion picture 
house concept, employing the use of 
the cartridge system. The idea is to 
set up these automated picture houses, 
operated by a single person, in various 
shopping centers. This, he said, would 
vastly increase the exposure of the 
company’s product. 

Picker also commented on the new, 
dynamic quality of the motion picture 
business, emphasizing new competition 
that has come about with the an- 
nouncement that CBS and ABC, 
among others, had planned to go into 
movie production. He said this compe- 
tition had already led to a great in- 
crease in the price that UA has had 
to pay for motion picture rights to 
various books and plays. In line with 
the theater world. Picker said that in- 
vestment in Broadway shows had 
reached fantastic heights. To combat 
this development, Picker said that the 
company had entered into a relation- 
ship with a theatrical stock group 
under the direction of Arthur Penn 
and William Gibson. This would under- 

( Continued on page 54) 

U A Gains U. S. Rights 
To Elis Regina Disks 

MIAMI — Elis Regina, who scored a 
personal triumph at the International 
Gala of the recent MIDEM convention, 
will have her recordings released in 
the U.S. on the UA International label. 
Disclosure of UA’s acquisition was 
made at last week’s celebration of the 
I United Artists 10th Anniversary. 



Left to right: Berle Adams, Albert Dorskind, Daniel Ritchie. 


Pickwick Opens Wholesaler Acquisition 
Drive With Purchase Of Heilicher Bros. 


Berle Adams, 2 Others, Named Exec Vps 
As MCA Realigns Corporate Personnel 


(Continued on page 54) 

Picker Outlines Future Soundtrack LP's, 
Film Division 's Planned Cartridge Theatres 


Cash Box — March 23, 1968 


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Shorewood Unipak Process Halves Cost Of Double Fold LP's 




NEW YORK — A new process that cuts 
in half the price of double fold album 
jackets is being set in full motion by 
the Shorewood Packaging Corp. 

Called Unipak, the process which is 
patent pending, employs direct print- 
ing on board and provides four print- 
ing surfaces, three of which can be 
utilized for full color material. Shore- 
wood developed its direct printing on 
board process four years ago. Besides 
A the direct printing on board advan- 
r * tages, Shorepak also contains a white 
> lint free material for added disk pro- 
tection. 

Unipak is of one piece construction, 
which offers a dividend in utilization 
for promotional display and poster 
■ ^4 purposes, since the jacket can be un- 
glued and still remain intact. Unipak 
was actually introduced about five 
months ago on a limited basis, but the 
company is now building up a sizable 
roster of clients for full production. 
Labels already using the Unipak pro- 
cess include Columbia, Warner Bros/ 
7 Arts, Scepter, Musicor, Elektra, Dis- 
neyland, Buddah and Monument. 
Limited Run Available 
According to Paul Shore, president 
of Shorewood Litho Co., a parent com- 
pany, Unipak and Shorepak can now 
be brought to the record market in 
quantities as low as 5,000 units. This, 
he said, was due to automated equip- 
ment especially developed for the 
♦ process. 

Shore also announced that he has 


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franchised Bert-Co Enterprises of Los 
Angeles, a lithographer and jacket 
fabricator, already licensed to produce 
Unipak, to produce Unipak jackets. 
Bert-Co has established Shorewood 
Packaging of California as a separate 
division to sell both processes. 

Both east and west coast plants (the 
east coast plant is located in Farming- 
dale, L.I.) have been linked together 
with a teletype network for coordi- 
nated shipping and production infor- 
mation. 

Other Unipak Advantages 

While Unipak provides twice the 
graphic area over the conventional 
record jackets, its weight remains the 
same and contains 100% more graphic 
area. Mailing costs in relation to con- 
ventional double-fold packages are re- 
duced. In addition, the poly-bag unipak 
can have a greater amount stored in 
mailing cartons. 

Shorewood Packaging Corp. is un- 
der the sales direction of Floyd Glinert, 
marketing vice president. Irving 
Hugel, vice president, heads the sales 
of Shorewood Litho. Both will combine 
their talents in the Unipak area. Gli- 
nert conducted a press conference last 
Monday (11) at the executive offices of 
Shorewood in New York. 

Glinert also announced that a sou- 
venir Unipak containing Dionne War- 
wick’s “Golden Hits,” compliments of 
Scepter Records, will be distributed 
to registrants at the NARM conven- 
tion. 


Merrec Gets 2 VP’s, Realigns Sales Staff 


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CHICAGO — Two new vice presidents 
of Merrec Distributing, Tom Colley 
and Arnie Orleans, and a re-alignment 
of sales supervision duties were made 
public this week by Irwin H. Stein- 
berg, executive vice president of Mer- 
cury Records. The resignation of vet- 
eran sales executive Steve Brookmire 
resulted in one appointment, while 
Steinberg pointed out that the other 
new executive sales supervisory ap- 
pointment was necessitated by a grow- 
ing requirement for more liaison be- 
tween the corporate headquarters here 
and its field offices. 

Tom Colley will replace Brookmire 
as vice president of the south and 
southwest regions for Merrec Dis- 
tributing. 

Colley started in the record business 
in 1950 with Interstate Electric Com- 
pany, New Orleans, at that time a 
Columbia Distributor, moving later 
that year to another sales post with 
Medaris Company of Dallas, also a 
Columbia representative. In 1957, 
Colley joined Big State Dist. in Dal- 
las, where he remained one year be- 
fore joining Baker Distribution in 
Dallas, as sales manager. In 1961, 
Colley joined Calmar Distributing in 
Dallas, then a Mercury outlet, joining 
Merrec Distributing of Dallas, in 
1961. He has been branch manager 
of the first Mercury non-stocking 
branch since that time. 

Brookmire also began his business 
career in records in 1950, working with 
his brother, Manny, in Mercury Dis- 
tributors, Miami. In 1953, the brothers 
split with Steve setting up his own 
Mercury operation in Fla., Florida 
Music Sales. He remained an inde- 
pendent distributor until 1964, when 
he was made vice preisdent of the 
dual regions. 

Brookmire leaves Mercury to re-join 
his brother, Manny, and another broth- 
er, Seymour, in opening an Atlanta 
adjunct to Fraters Brooke Distribut- 


ing of Miami. Like its Fla. counter- 
part, Brooke in Atlanta, will handle 
TV, radio, Phono and tape playback 
units. Brookmire also intends to add 
phonograph record lines to his dis- 
tribution point in Atlanta only. 

In the re-aligned areas, Colley will 
supervise Dallas, New Orleans, Miami, 
Atlanta, Charlotte and Nashville sales 
activity. 

Arnie Orleans, currently Chicago 
Merrec branch manager, has been ap- 
pointed vice preisdent of the midwest 
for Merrec. He will temporarily con- 
tinue to personally handle Merrec, 
Chicago, and will supervise Minne- 
apolis, St. Louis, and Milwaukee sales. 
Orleans started with King Records 
in Chicago in 1957, becoming branch 
manager in 1958. In 1962, he joined 
Apollo Dist., Chicago, becoming sales 
manager of that independent firm in. 

1964. Later that year he joined Capi- 
tol’s Chicago branch in sales, and in 

1965, he was made district manager 
covering Detroit, Cleveland and Pitts- 
burgh for Capitol. He joined Merrec, 
Chicago, as branch manager in Oct., 
1967. 

Bob Sarenpa, vice president of the 
Western region, Merrec, has made 
managerial changes in two of his 
Merrec outlets. Mike Paikos, who was 
branch manager of Merrec, Denver, 
has moved into the San Francisco 
managership, with Mel Thomposn, 
Denver sales, replacing him. George 
Steiner, Merrec branch chief in Los 
Angeles, will temporarily work with 
Paikos in the San Francisco sales 
effort. 

Paikos entered the disk business 
in 1962 as a salesman with Pep, Los 
Angeles, moving to Diamond Dist., 
Los Angeles, remaining there until 
Feb., 1967, when he became Denver 
branch manager. 

Thompson has been in the record 
business as a salesman with Merrec 
since March, 1967, in the Denver area. 



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Arnie Orleans, Irwin Steinberg, Steve Brookmire, Tom Colley. 


Tom Morgan Named 

NEW YORK — Capitol Records has 
elected Tom Morgan vice president of 
eastern operations. The announce- 
ment was issued last week by Stan- 
ley M. Gortikov, CRI president. 

For the past three years Tom Mor- 
gan has held the posts of director of 
eastern operations and executive pro- 
ducer. His promotion signalizes Capi- 
tol’s growing role in the New York 
area, for even with his added re- 
sponsibilities, Morgan will continue to 
function in the label’s A&R depart- 
ment for creative assignments in this 
area. 

Morgan joined Capitol Records in 
1951 as a salesman for the Los 
Angeles Branch. Sales management 
appointments followed in Boston, 
Cleveland, and Atlanta. In 1958 he 
returned to Hollywood as an A&R 
producer and later became involved 
in business affairs, also supervising 
Capitol’s publishing firm, Beechwood 
Music. He presently is in his second 
term as chairman of the executive 
committee of the Record Industry 


Capitol VP 

Association of America. 

A native of St. Paul, Morgan at- 
tended the University of Minnesota 
and U.C.L.A., and served in the com- 
bat infantry during World War II. 
He now lives with his wife and two 
children in Bronxville, N.Y. 



Tom Morgan 


UA Honors Execs And Distribs 


MIAMI — United Artists Records paid 
tribute to charter executives and dis- 
tributors at the company’s 10th anni- 
versary meeting in Miami last week. 
David Picker, executive vice president 
of UA Pictures, said that the awards 
presented to executive personnel were 
“a gesture of affection.” 

A Plaque and a gold watch were 
presented by Picker to each of the 
three charter execs. All charter dis- 
tributors were then given gold records 
in appreciation by Mike Stewart, head 
of UA Records. A special award was 
then presented by Mike Lipton to 
J. M. Vela for sales of Raphael re- 
cordings in Puerto Rico. 

The executives toasted were Si Mael, 
vice president & general manager of 
UA Records; Sid Shemel, attorney; 
and Ron Nachman, head of the produc- 


tion department. 

Gold record awards for charter dis- 
tributors were given to: Gerald Fried- 
man of Southland in Atlanta; Frank 
Holland of Mutual in Boston; Phil 
Goldberg, Bertas Charlotte; Leonard 
Garmisa, Garmisa, Chicago; Henry 
Droz, Arc, Detroit; Ed DiNallo, Trini- 
ty, Hartford; Irv Penenslcy, Eric, 
Honolulu; Henry Stone, Tone, Miami; 
Sherman Koenig and Irwin Fink of 
All State in Newark; Marshall Verbit, 
Marnel, Philadelphia; Stan Sullman 
and Stan Jaffe, Consolidated, Seattle;, 
Bud Lampe, Commercial Music, St. 
Louis; Howard Allison and George 
Mecyssne of Southern, Nashville; and 
Jack Taylor of Jather in Minneapolis- 

Each distributor who attended the 
UA anniversary meeting was also, 
given one share of Transamerica stock. 


Glasser Leaves WB/7-Arts 

HOLLYWOOD — Dick Glasser, A&R 
director for Warner Bros. -Seven Arts 
Records for the past 2% years has re- 
signed his post effective March 15th. 
Glasser, responsible for bringing 
Anita Kerr into the label was also in 
charge of record production for the 
Everly Brothers, Freddie Cannon, 
James Darren, the Marquettes and 
most recently the Vogues. The latter 
group he recorded in New York. 

Glasser’s experience in the music 
business covers a 12-year period dur- 
ing which he has served in such capa- 
cities as a writer, publisher, and most 
recently as an A&R man. Prior to 
joining the Warners label, Glasser 
was with Liberty Records in a similar 
post and before that was general man- 
ager of its publishing arm, Metric 
Music. He has been credited with such 
hits as “Action” by Freddie Cannon; 
“The Bat Man Theme” with the Mar- 
quettes, “Bowling Green” by the Ev- 
erly Bros, and won a Grammy with 
Anita Kerr for “A Man and Woman.” 

With James Darren he produced 
“All” and this past Christmas had 
the second biggest holiday record seller 
in a single, “Little Becky’s Christmas 
Wish” by moppet Becky Lamb. While 
in the Liberty fold he A&R’d Vic 
Dana with “Red Roses” and the Ven- 
tures with “Walk Don’t Run ’64”. 

Glasser, who will release his future 
plans shortly, in leaving the Burbank 
lot commented : “Although it has been 
a short association it’s one that I will 
cherish. The Warner Bros, people 
have been good to me and I will miss 
them very much.” 


Diamond To UA 
International Music Post 

NEW YORK — United Artists Corp. 
has appointed Morris Diamond inter- 
national director of music projects, it 
was announced by Michael Stewart, 
president of United Artists Records 
and Music Companies. 



Morris Diamond 


Diamond will work exclusively on 
the film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” 
Albert R. Broccoli’s lavish musical 
fantasy, starring Dick Van Dyke, 
Sally Ann Howes, and Lionel Jeffries. 
With 13 songs by the Academy 
Award-winning team of Richard M. 
and Robert B. Sherman, the United 
Artists roadshow release will offer 
wide promotional scope for the music 
industry veteran. 

He will operate in all areas of pro- 
motion and will work with producer 
Broccoli and Murray Deutch, execu- 
tive vice president of UA Music 
Companies. 

Diamond, who began his career 
in the music field with the Tommy 
Dorsey band, has since held a num- 
ber of important industry posts. He 
was national promotion director of 
Mercury Records from 1962-1966, 
and most recently was national sales 
and promotion manager for the Acta 
Records Division of Paramount Pic- 
tures in Hollywood. While on the 
coast he also served as music con- 
sultant for a number of motion 
picture producers. 

A native New Yorker, Diamond 
will work out of United Artists offices 
in Beverly Hills. 


Cash Box — March 23, 1968 


9 




1968 TENTH ANNUAL 
MARM CONVENTION 

SCHEDULE 


SUNDAY, MARCH 17 


NARM Convention Registration 

10:00 AM- 5:00 

PM 

Regular Members Meeting 


2:30 PM 


Cocktail Party 

Host: ABC Records 

7:30 PM 


Dinner Party 

Host: RCA Victor Records 9:00 PM 


MONDAY, MARCH 18 




Breakfast 


7:45 AM- 8:45 

AM 

Opening Business Session 


9:00 AM 


Luncheon 


12:15 PM 


Person to Person Conferences 

1:30 PM 


Ladies Luncheon 

Host: General Recorded 



Tape 

12:00 Noon 


Cocktail Party 

Host: United Artists 




Records 

7:30 PM 


Dinner Party 

Host: Motown Record 




Corporation 

9:00 PM 


TUESDAY, MARCH 19 




Breakfast 


7:45 AM- 8:45 

AM 

Workshops and Seminars 


9:00 AM-1 2:05 

PM 

Luncheon 


12:15 PM 


Person to Person Conferences 

1:30 PM 


Ladies Day at Palm Beach 

Host: International Tape 



Cartridge Corp. 

11:00 AM 


Cocktail Party 

Host: Dot Records 

7:30 PM 


Dinner Party 

Host: Capitol Records 

9:00 PM 


(outdoor, casual dress) 




WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 




Breakfast 


7:45 AM- 8:45 

AM 

Person to Person Conferences 

9:00 AM 


Second Annual NARM Scholarship Awards Luncheon 




Host: Mercury Record 




Corp. 

12:00 Noon 


Person to Person Conferences 

2:30 PM 


Cocktails and Dinner 

Host: Columbia Records 

8:00 PM 


THURSDAY, MARCH 21 




Regular Members Breakfast-Meeting 

7:30 AM 


Person to Person Conferences 

9:30 AM-1 2:30 

PM 

NARM Awards Reception 

Host: MCA, Inc. 

7:00 PM 


NARM Awards Banquet (fo 

rmal) 

8:30 PM 



1968 TENTH ANNUAL NARM CONVENTION 

LADIES' SCHEDULE 


SUNDAY, MARCH 17 

Cocktail Party 
Dinner Party 


Host: ABC Records 7:30 PM 

Host: RCA Victor Records 9:00 PM 


MONDAY, MARCH 18 

Welcoming Ladies' Luncheon and Speaker 

Host: General Recorded 
Tape 

Cocktail Party Host: United Artists 

Records 

Dinner Party Host: Motown Record 

Corporation 


12:00 Noon 
7:30 PM 
9:00 PM 


TUESDAY, MARCH 19 

A Day At Palm Beach — Tour, Shopping, Luncheon 

Host: International Tape 
Cartridge Corp. 

Cocktail Party Host: Dot Records 

(casual dress) 

Dinner Party Host: Capitol Records 

(outdoor party, casual dress) 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 

Second Annual NARM Scholarship Awards Luncheon 

Host: Mercury Record 
Corporation 

Cocktails and Dinner Host: Columbia Records 

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 

NARM Awards Reception Host: MCA, Inc. 

NARM Awards Banquet (formal) 


11:00 AM 
7:30 PM 

9:00 PM 


1 2:00 Noon 

8:00 PM 


7:00 PM 
8:30 PM 


New Product From UA's 10th Year Fest 


NEW YORK — Wtih more than 170 
distributors and guests present at 
United Artists Records’ 10th anniver- 
sary celebration in Miami, Florida, the 
diskery unveiled its spring product. 

The album release includes: “Ten 
Golden Years,” Great Motion Picture 
Themes and Original Soundtracks; 
“Love Is A State Of Mind,” the Seren- 
dipity Singers; “The Josh White, Jr., 
Album;” “An Ordinary Miracle,” Bob- 
by Lewis; “The Painted Desert,” Fer- 
rante & Teicher; “Fred Carter, Jr., 
Plays Goldsboro”; “Honey,” Bobby 
Goldsboro; “Del Reeves Running 
Wild”; “Suite Flamenca,” Carlos Mon- 
toya; “The Best Of Jimmy Roselli”; 
“Composes, Produces, Sings,” Ellie 
Greenwich; “Did She Mention My 
Name,” Gordon Lightfoot; “With Their 
New Face On,” the Spencer Davis 
Group; “Jimmy Velvet Sings A Touch 
Of Velvet”; “The Best Of A1 Caiola—- 
Volume II”; and “The Best Of Francis 
Lai.” 

Soundtrack recordings are: “Here 
We Go ’Round The Mulberry Bush,” 
featuring the Spencer Davis Group 
and Traffic, and “The Scalphunters.” 

A cast album is “House Of Flowers.” 

Latino Product 

From the Latino label come the fol- 
lowing LP’s: “Melodias Immortales 
Para La Juventud,” A1 Zeppy; “Al- 
legre Y Sentimental,” Vicentico Val- 
des; “Entre Los Dos,” Chucho Avella- 
net; “Saludamos: Raphael En Puerto 
Rico,” Raphael, and “Este Es Mi 
Mundo,” Tito Rodriguez. 

Issued on the Veep label are “Hear 
My Plea,” Professor Johnson and the 
Johnson Singers, and “Jimmy Mc- 
Griff’s Greatest Org-an Hits.” 

Samantha Jones is represented on 
the Ascot label with “Gall It Saman- 
tha.” 

U.A. International L’s are “Ven 
Chegando A Madrugada” (“Dawn Is 
Approaching”), Luis Arruda Paes & 
His Orchestra; “Mandoline Club 
Polonaise,” Poland; “Fra Noi,” Iva 


Zanicchi; “Fados From Coimbra,” 
Coimbra Quartet; “San Remo Festi- 
val 1968,” Various Artists; and “The 
Bouzoukis Of Mikis Theodorakis.” 

Albums released on the Solid State 
label are: “The Big Band,” Jimmy Mc- 
Griff; “Presenting Thad Jones — Mel 
Lewis,” the Jazz Orchestra; “The Jazz 
Orchestra,” Joe Williams, Thad Jones, 
Mel Lewis; “Undercurrent,” Bill 
Evans, Jim Hall; “Wonderland,” 
Charlie Mingus; “King Pleasure — Mr. 
Jazz”; “St. Thomas,” Herbie Mann; 
“Town Hall Concert,” Charlie Min- 
gus; “Coltrane Time,” John Coltrane; 
“I’ve Got A New Woman,” Jimmy Mc- 
Griff ; “Basie Meets Bond,” Count 
Basie & His Orchestra; and “On 
Tour,” the Modern Jazz Quartet. 

Unart Disks 

Packages offered on the Unart label 
are: “Around The World In Eighty 
Days”; “Live For Life”; “Unforget- 
table Oldies — Volume II”; “Polkas 
Cabaret Style”; “Love Is Blue,” Sir 
Julian Gould at the organ; “From The 
Heart”; and “Best Music From Fist- 
ful of Dollars — For A Few Dollars 
More — The Good, The Bad And The 
Ugly.” 

The Tom Glazer series includes 
“Fun And Games In The Family Car,” 
“Kooky Songs,” and “Dr. Dolittle 
And Other Children’s Favorites.” 

Eight-track stereo tape cartridges 
issued by United Artists are: “The 
Painted Desert,” Ferrante & Teicher; 
“The Best Of Jimmy Roselli”; “The 
Best Of A1 Caiola”; “The Good, The 
Bad And The Ugly And Other Motion 
Picture Themes,” Leroy Holmes; 
“Honey,” Bobby Goldsboro; “The 
Good, The Bad And The Ugly,” origi- 
nal soundtrack; and “Ten Great Years 
Of Motion Pictures,” various artists. 

Four-track stereo tape cartridges 
from UA are “The Good, The Bad And 
The Ugly,” original soundtrack, and 
“Honey,” Bobby Goldsboro. 



Dave Fox 


NEW YORK — Tower Records has 
named Dave Fox to handle national 
promotion, according to an announce- 
ment by Hugh Dallas, national sales 
and promotion manager of the label. 
Fox replaces George Sherlock who 
has moved to Famous Music as west 
coast representative. 

Fox, a veteran of 12 years in the 
industry, started his career with 
Decca in Detroit. He then joined 
Merle Distributing in Detroit as 
promotion manager. He most recently 
served as southern California promo- 
tion manager for RCA prior to joining 
Tower. 


Biscoe Named White Whale 
Nat’l Promotion Director 

LOS ANGELES— Eddie Biscoe has 
been appointed national promotion 
director of White Whale Records by 
Ted Feigin and Lee Lasseff, owners 
of the west coast based label. 

Biscoe, who will assume his duties 
this week (18) has been acting in the 
same capacity at Tamla-Motown 
Records for the past four years and 
prior to that he was with Schwartz 
Brothers Distributing in Washington, 
D.C. Biscoe will leave immediately 
for a 12-city tour in which he will 
meet with White Whale sales and 
promotional representatives to dis- 
cuss the company’s current projects. 
Top on the list is the Turtles latest 
hit, “Sound Asleep,” which is repre- 
sented on the charts. Biscoe will have 
new film on the Turtles for local and 
syndicated television shows and will 
also prepare for two special press- 
celebrity engagements by the group. 
They will perform at the Factory in 
Los Angeles on March 26 and at the 
Cheetah in Chicago on May 5-6. 



Eddie Biscoe 


10 


Cash Box— March 23, 1968 


1SV1 IV 







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.. i new To The Top 100 


LOVE iS BLUE (L’AMOUR ESI BLEU) (2:31) 
Mauriat-Philips 40495 
35 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, III. 

PUB: Croma ASCAP 37 W. 57 St., NYC. 
WRITERS: A. Popp-P. Cour-Blackburn 
ARR: P. Mauriat . J , 

FLIP: Alone In The World (Seuls Au Monde) 


#2 

VALLERI (2:16) Monkees-Colgems 1019 

155 East 24 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Monkees c/o Colgems 

PUB: Screen Gems/Columbia BMI 711 5th Ave. NYC. 

WRITERS: Boyce-Hart ARR: Don McGinnis 

FLIP: Tapioca Tundra 


#3 

SIMON SAYS (2:19) 

1910 Fruit Company-Buddah 24 
1650 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Super K 200 W. 57 St., NYC 
PUB: Kas Kat BMI 
200 W. 57 St. NYC. 

WRITER: E. Chlprut 

FLIP: Reflections From The Looking Glass 


#4 

THE DOCK OF THE BAY (2:38) 

Otis Redding-Volt 157 
1841 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Steve Cropper c/o Volt 
PUB- East BMI 926 E. McLemore Ave., Memphis, 
Tenn. Time BMI 449 S. Beverly Dr., Bev. Hills, Calif. 
Redwal BMI 535 Cotton Ave., Macon, Georgia. 
WRITERS: Cropper-Redding FLIP: Sweet Lorene 


#5 

JUST DROPPED IN (3:20) 

First Edition-Reprise 0655 
4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank, Calif. 

PROD: Mike Post c/o Reprise 

PUB: Acuff Rose BMI 

2510 Franklin Rd. Nashville, Tenn. 

WRITER: Micky Neubury ARR: Mike Post 
FLIP: Shadow In The Corner Of Your Mind 


#6 

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (3:35) 

Dionne Warwick-Scepter 12203 
254 West 54 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Bacharach-David 
15 East 48 Street, NYC. 

PUB: Leo Feist ASCAP 

1350 Ave of the Americas, NYC. 

WRITERS: Andre Previn-Dory Previn 
ARR: Pat Williams 
FLIP: Say A Little Prayer 

#7 

(SWEET SWEET BABY) 

SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE (2:18) 

Aretha Franklin-Atlantic 2486 

1841 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Jerry Wexler c/o Atlantic 
PUB: 14th Hour BMI 1721 Field, Det., Mich. 
Cotillion BMI 1841 Broadway, NYC. 
WRITERS: Aretha Franklin-Ted White 
FLIP: Ain’t No Way 


STAY AWAY 

ELVIS PRESLEY RCA 

Gladys Music, Inc. 

SUMMERTIME BLUES 

BLUE CHEER Philips 

Rumbalero Music, Inc. 
Presely Music, Inc. 

MONTEREY 

ERIC BURDON & ANIMALS MGM 

Slamina Music, Inc. 
Sea-Lark Ent, Inc. 

AIN'T THAT SO 

ERIC BURDON & ANIMALS MGM 

Slamina Music, Inc 
Sea-Lark Ent., Inc. 

LOVEY DOVEY 

OTIS & CARLA STAX 

Progressive Music Pub. Co., Inc. 

WITHOUT LOVE 

OSCAR TONEY, JR BELL 

Progressive Music Pub. Co., Inc. 

Suffolk Music, Inc. 

I'M BLUE 

SWEET INSPIRATIONS ATLANTIC 

Progressive Music Pub. Co. Inc. 

Placid Music, Inc. 

STOP 

HOWARD TATE VERVE 

Rumbalero Music, Inc. 
Ragmar Music, Inc. 

WHAT'S IT GONNA BE 

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD PHILIPS 

Rumbalero Music, Inc. 
Ragmar Music, Inc. 

LOVEY DOVEY 

BUNNY SIGLER PARKWAY 

Progressive Music Pub. Co., Inc. 

YOU'RE NEVER GONNA GET MY LOVIN' 

ENCHANTED FOREST AMY 

Pumbalero Music, Inc. 
Kenny Lynch Music, Inc. 

HERE COMES HEAVEN 

EDDY ARNOLD RCA 

Hill & Range Music, Inc. 

THE IDOL 

THE FORTUNES U.A. 

Noma Music, Inc. 
Fortitude Music, Inc. 

HiS SMILE WAS A LIE 

THE FORTUNES U.A. 

Noma Music, Inc. 
Fortitude Music, Inc. 

WATERLOO SUNSET 

THE KINKS REPRISE 

Noma Music, Inc. 
Hi-Count Music, Inc. 

TWO SISTERS 

THE KINKS REPRISE 

Noma Music, Inc. 
Hi-Count Music, Inc. 

THE ABERBACH GROUP 

241 West 72 Street, New York, N. Y. 



#8 

LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU (3:06) 

Del Fonics-Philly Groove 150 

c/o Bell Records, 1776 Bway, NYC. 

PROD: Stan (The Man) Watson-Thom Bell 
c/o Nickel Shoe 

PUB: Nickel Shoe BMI, 261 S. 52, Phila., Pa. 
WRITERS: W. Hart-T. Bell ARR: Thom Bell 
FLIP: Can’t Get Over Losing You 

#9 

MIGHTY QUINN (2:51) 

Manfred Mann-Mercury 72770 

35 E. Wacker Dr„ Chicago, III. 

PUB: Dwarf ASCAP 640 5th Ave., NYC. 

WRITER: B. Dylan 

FLIP: By Request-Edwin Garvey 

#10 

YOUNG GIRL (3:12) Union Gap-Columbia 44450 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Jerry Fuller c/o Columbia 
6121 Sunset Blvd., L.A., Calif. 

PUB: Viva BMI 1800 N. Argyle, H’wood, Calif. 
WRITER: Jerry Fuller ARR: Al Capps 
FLIP: I’m Losing You 

#11 

THE END OF OUR ROAD (2:19) 

Gladys Knight & Pips-Soul 35042 

2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, Mich. 

PROD: N. Whitfield c/o Soul 
PUB: Jobete BMI (same address) 

WRITERS: Whitfield-Strong-Penzabene 
FLIP: Don’t Let Her Take Your Love From You 

#12 

KISS ME GOODBYE (3:53) 

Petula Clark-Warner Bros. 7170 

4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, Calif. 

PROD: Tony Hatch c/o Pye Records 
ATV House, Cumberland PI., London W. I., Eng. 
PUB: Donna ASCAP 1350 Ave. of the Americas, NYC. 
WRITERS: Reed-Mason ARR: Les Reed 
FLIP: I’ve Got Love Going For Me 

#13 

I THANK YOU (2:40) Sam & Dave-Stax 242 

1841 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Isaac Hayes & David Porter c/o Stax 
PUB: East BMI 926 E. McLemore Av., Memphis, Tenn. 
Pronto BMI 1841 Broadway, NYC. 

WRITERS: Isaac Hayes-David Porter 
FLIP: Wrap It Up 

#14 

THE BALLAD OF BONNIE 8. CLYDE (3:07) 

Georgie Fame-Epic 10283 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Mike Smith 

6 S. Hampton PI., London WC 2, Eng. 

PUB: Peer Int’l BMI, 1619 Bway, NYC. 

WRITERS: M. Murray-P. Callander 
FLIP: Beware Of The Dog 

#15 

WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW (3:13) 

Four Seasoos-Philips 40523 
35 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, III. 

PROD: Bob Crewe 1841 Bway, NYC. 

PUB: Screen Gems/Columbia BMI 
711 5th Avenue, NYC. 

WRITERS: Goffin-King 

ARR: Bob Gaudio-Chas. Calello 

FLIP: Around & Around 

#16 

TOO MUCH TALK 

Paul Revere & Raiders-Columbia 4444 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Mark Lindsay, 9125 Sunset Blvd., L.A., Cal. 
PUB: Boom BMI 

250 N. Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 

WRITER: Mark Lindsay ARR: Mark Lindsay 
FLIP: Happening ’68 

#17 

DANCE TO THE MUSIC (2:38) 

Sly & The Family Stone-Epic 10256 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Sly Stone, 700 Urbano, San Francisco, Cal. 
PUB: Daly City BMI, 221 W. 57 St., NYC. 

WRITER: S. Steward 

FLIP: Let Me Hear It From You 

#18 

I WISH IT WOULD RAIN (2:51) 

The Tomptations-Gordy 7068 
2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, Mich. 

PROD: Norman Whitfield c/o Gordy 
PUB: Jobette BMI (same address) 

WRITERS: Whitfield-Strong-Penzabene 
FLIP: I Truly, Truly Believe 

#19 

IF YOU CAN WANT (2:26) 

Smokey Robinson 8i The Miracles-Tamla 54162 

2457 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan 
PROD: Robinson-Cleveland c/o Tamla 
PUB: Jobete BMI (same address) 

WRITER: William Robinson 

FLIP: When The Words From Your Heart 

Get Caught Up In Your Throat 

#20 

BOTTLE OF WINE (2:08) 

Fire Balls-Atco 6491 

1841 Bway, NYC. 

PROD: Norman Petty, Clovis, New Mexico 
PUB: Deep Fork ASCAP 15 E. 48 St., NYC. 

WRITER: Tom Paxton 

FLIP: Can’t You See I’m Tryin’ 

# 21 * 

LADY MADONNO (2:17) Beatles-Capitol 2138 

1750 N. Vine, Hollywood, Calif. 

PROD: George Martin c/o E.M.I. 

Blythe Rd., Hays Middlesex, London Wl, Eng. 

PUB: Maclen BMI 221 W. 57 St., NYC. 

WRITERS: Lennon-McCartney FLIP: Inner Light 

#22 

EVERYTHING THAT TOUCHES YOU (3:17) 
Association-Warner Bros. 7163 
4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, Calif. 

PROD: Bones Howe 

4447 Cromwell Ave., L.A. Calif. 

PUB: Beechwood BMI 1750 N. Vine, L.A., Calif. 
WRITER: Terry Kirkman FLIP: We Love Us 


#23 

CRY LIKE A BABY (2:35) Box Tops-Mala 593 

1776 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Dan Penn 2870 Baskin, Memphis, Tenn. 

PUB: Press BMI 905 16th Ave. S., Nashville, Tenn. 

WRITERS: Penn-Oldham 

FLIP: The Door You Closed To Me 

#24 

WALK AWAY RENEE (2:42) 

FOUR TOPS-Motown 1119 

2648 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, Mich. 

PROD: Holland-Dozier c/o Motown 
PUB: Twin Tone BMI 200 W. 57 St. NYC. 

WRITERS: Brown-Calilli-Sansone 
FLIP: Your Love Is Wonderful 

#25 

FOREVER CAME TODAY (2:59) 

Diana Ross & The Supremes-Motown 1122 

2457 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

PROD: Holland-Dozier c/o Motown 
PUB: Jobette BMI (same address) 

WRITERS: Holland-Dozier-Holland 
FLIP: Times Changes Things 

#26 

WE’RE A WINNER (2:15) Impressions-ABC 11022 
1330 Ave of the Americas, NYC. 

PROD: Johnny Pate c/o ABC 
PUB: Camad Music, BMI 
79 W Monroe St. Chicago, III. 

WRITER: C. Mayfield 

ARR: Johnny Pate FLIP: It’s All Over 

#27 

CAB DRIVER (2:45) Mills Bros.-Dot 17041 

1507 N. Vine, Hollywood, Calif. 

PROD: Chas. R. Grean 

120 E. Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale, N.Y. 

PUB: Black Hawk BMI 

1800 N. Argyle Ave, H’wood, Calif. 

WRITER: C Carson Parks 
ARR: Sy Oliver FLIP: Fortuosity 

#28 

SPOOKY (2:59) Classics IV-Imperial 66259 

6920 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. 

PROD: Buddy Buie c/o Bill Lowery 
P.O. Box 9687 N Atlanta, Georgia. 

PUB: Bill Lowery BMI (same address) 

WRITERS: Sharpe-Middlebrook 
ARR: Buie-Cobb FLIP: Poor People 

#29 

MEN ARE GETTIN’ SCARCE (3:14) 

Joe Tex-Dial 4069 
1841 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Buddy Killen c/o Dial 
PUB: Tree BMI 

905 16th Ave. S., Nashville, Tenn. 

WRITER: Joe Tex 

FLIP: You’re Gonna Thank Me, Woman 

#30 

PLAYBOY (2:52) 

Gene 8> Debbe-TRX 5006 

c/o Hickory, 2510 Franklin Rd., Nashville, Tenn. 
PROD: Don Gant (c/o Hickory) 

PUB: Acuff Rose BMI (same address) 

WRITER: G. Thomas FLIP: I’ll Come Running 

#31 

SCARBOROUGH FAIR (3:08) 

Simon & Garfunkel-Columbia 44465 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Bob Johnston c/o Columbia 
PUB: Charing Cross BMI 40 E. 54 St., NYC. 
WRITERS: Paul Simon-Art Garfunkel 
FLIP: April Come She Will 

#32 

GREEN LIGHT (2:15) American Breed-Acta 821 

6565 Sunset Blvd., H’wood, Calif. 

PROD: Bill Traut c/o Dunwich 
25 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, III. 

PUB: 4 Star BMI 9220 Sunset Blvd., L.A. Cal. 

WRITERS: A. Tucker-N. Mantz 

ARR: Eddie Higgins 

FLIP: Don’t It Make You Cry 

#33 

SOUND ASLEEP (2:30) Turtles-White Whale 264 
8961 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 

PROD: Turtles & Blimp c/o Koppelman & Rubin 
1650 Broadway, NYC. 

PUB: Blimp BMI & Ishmael BMI c/o White Whale 
WRITERS: Turtles ARR: Turtles & Blimp 
FLIP: Umbassa & The Dragon 

#34 

I WONDER WHAT SHE’S DOING TONIGHT (2:38) 
Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart-A&M 893 

1416 La Brea, Hollywood, Calif. 

PROD: Boyce & Hart c/o A&M 

PUB: Screen Gems Columbia BMI, 711 5th Ave, NYC. 

WRITERS: Boyce & Hart 

ARR: Artie Butler FLIP: Ambusbers 

#35 

WORDS (3:13) Bee Gees Atco 6548 

1841 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Robert Stigwood 
Argyle St., London W.l. Eng. 

Bee Gees c/o Robert Stigwood 

PUB: Nemperor BMI 221 W. 57 St. NYC. 

WRITERS: B. Gibb-R. Gibb-M. Gibb 
ARR: Bill Shepherd FLIP: Sinking Ships 

#36 

CARPET MAN (2:48) 

5th Dimension-Soul City 762 
6920 Sunset Blvd., H’wood, Calif. 

PROD: Bones Howe 

4447 Cromwell Ave., L.A., Calif. 

PUB: Johnny Rivers BMI 

6920 Sunset Blvd., H’wood, Calif. 

WRITER: Jim Webb ARR: Jim Webb 
FLIP: Magic Garden 

#37 

I GOT THE FEELIN’ (2:40) 

James Brown-King 6155 

1540 Brewster Ave., Cinn., Ohio 
PROD: James Brown 850 7th Ave., NYC. 

PUB: Toccoa BMI 1501 Bway, NYC. 

Lois BMI c/O King 

WRITER: J. Brown FLIP: If I Rules The World 


GREEN TAMBOURINE (2:22) Lemon Pipers-Buddah 23 

1650 Bway, NYC. 

PROD: Paul Leka (c/o Buddah) 

PUB: Kama Sutra BMI (same address) 

WRITERS: P. Leka-S. Pinz 
ARR: Paul Leka FLIP: No Help From Me 


#39 


BABY, NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU (2:36) 
Foundations-UNI 55038 

8255 Sunset Blvd. L.A. Calif. 

PROD.- Tony Macaulay c/o Pye Records 
Cumberland Place, Wl England. 

PUB: January BMI-25 W. 56 St. NYC. 
Welbeck BMI-139 Piccadiiy 
London Wl, England 
WRITERS: J. Macleod-T. Macaulay 
FLIP: Come On Back To Me 



#40 


I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME (2:40) 
Madeline Bell-Philips 1007 

110 West 57th St., NYC. 

PUB: Act 3 BMI, 35 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, 
WRITERS: K. Gamble-j. Ross-J. Williams 
FLIP: Picture Me Gone 


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HEY HEY BUNNIE (2:23) 

John Fred & The Playboys-Paula 294 

728 Texas, Shreveport, La. 

PROD: John Fred-Andrew Bernard c/o Paula 
PUB: Su-Ma BMI 728 Texas, Shreveport, La. 
Bengal BMI P.O. Bx 14773 Baton Rouge, La 
WRITERS: J. Fred-A. Bernard 
ARR: A. Bernard FLIP: No Letter Today 


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JENNIFER JUNIPER (2:40) Donovan-Epic 10300 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Mickie Most 155 Oxford St. London Eng 
PUB: Peer Int'l ASCAP 1619 Bway NYC 
WRITER: D. Leitch FLIP: Poor Cow 


#43 

SOUL SERENADE (2:15) 

Willie Mitchell-Hi 2140 

539 West 25 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Willie Mitchell 
306 Poplar, Memphis, Tenn. 

PUB: Kilynn BMI, 392 Central Park W„ NYC. 
WRITERS: Ousley-Dixon 
FLIP: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 


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SUDDENLY YOU LOVE ME (2:42) * 

Tremeloes-Epic 10293 

51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PROD: Mike Smith 6 S. Hampton PI, 

London W.C. 2 England 

PUB.- Ponderosa BMI 666 5th Ave., NYC. 

WRITERS: P. Callender-D. Pace-M. Panzeri-L. Pilat 
FLIP: Suddenly Winter 


#45 

YOU’VE GOT TO BE LOVED 
Montanas-lndependence 83 

8560 Sunset Blvd., L.A., Calif. 

PROD: Tony Hatch c/o Pye Records 
ATV House, Cumberland PI., London W.I., Eng 
PUB: Dutchess BMI, 322 W. 48 St., NYC. 
WRITERS: Hatch-Trent ARR: Tony Hatch 
FLIP: Difference Of Opinion 




#46 

THERE IS (3:12) 


The Dells-Cadet 5574 

320 E. 21 St., Chicago, III. 

PROD: B Miller c/o Cadet 
PUB: Chevis BMI c/o Cadet 
WRITERS: R. Miner-B. Miller 
ARR: C. Stepney FLIP: 0-0 I Love You 


#47 

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (2:31) 

Lalo Schifrin-Dot 17059 

1507 N. Vine, Hollywood, Calif. 

PROD: Tom Mack c/o Dot 
PUB: Bruin BMI 780 N. Gower, H’wood, Calif 
WRITER: Lalo Schifrin ARR: Lalo Schifrin 
FLIP: Jim On The Move 


#48 

SUMMER TIME BLUES (3:43) 


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Blue Cheer-Philips 40516 

110 West 57 St., NYC. 

PROD: Abe Kesh 

PUB: American BMI 

9109 Sunset Blvd., H’wood, Calif. 

WRITERS: Cochran-Capehart 

ARR: Blue Cheer FLIP: Out Of Focus 


#49 


COUNTRY GIRL-CITY MAN (2:24) 

Billy Vera & Judy Clay-Atlantic 2480 

1841 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Chip Taylor-Ted Daryll 
51 West 52 Street, NYC. 

PUB: Blackwood BMI, 1650 B’way, NYC. 

WRITERS: Taylor-Daryll 

FLIP: So Good (To Be Together) 


#50 

SECURITY (2:27) 

Etta James-Cadet 5594 

320 East 21 Street, Chicago, III. 

PROD: Rick Hall & Staff c/o Cadet 
603 E. Avalon, Muscle Shoals, Ala. 

PUB: East BMI 

926 E. McLemore Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 
WRITER: Otis Redding ARR: Rick Hall 
FLIP: I’m Gonna Take What He’s Got 


#51 


THAT’S A LIE (2:39) Ray Charles-ABC 11045 

1330 Ave. of the Americas, NYC. 

PROD: Tangerine c/o ABC 

PUB: Tangerine BMI 

2107 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. Calif. 

WRITERS: R. Charles-J. Holiday 

FLIP: Go On Home 


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I FOUND YOU (2:32) Frankie Laine-ABC 11057 

1330 Ave. of the Americas, NYC, 

PROD: Bob Thiele c/o ABC 

PUB: MelO-Art ASCAP 

8983 Sunset Blvd H’wood, Cal. 

WRITER: C. Evans ARR: Ray Barr 

FLIP: I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire 

#97* 

IN SOME TIME (2:35) Ronnie Dove-Diamond 240 

1650 Broadway, NYC. 

PROD: Lee Hazlewood 

6515 Sunset Blvd., H’wood, Cal. 

PUB': Lee Hazlewood ASCAP c/o Marty Machet 
1501 Broadway, NYC. 

WRITER: Lee Hazlewood ARR: Billy Strange 
FLIP: Livin’ For Your Lovin’ „ 

#98 

MASTER JACK (2:50) 

Four Jacks & A Jill-RCA 9473 

155 East 24 Street, NYC. 

PUB: Milene ASCAP 

2510 Franklin Road, Nashville, Tenn. 

WRITER: Marks FLIP: I Looked Back 

#99* 

I LOVE YOU (4:37) People-Capitol 2078 

1750 N. Vine, H’wood, Calif. 

PROD: Mikel Hunter c/o Capitol 
PUB: Mainstay BMI 101 W. 55 St., NYC. 
WRITER: Chris White 
FLIP: Somebody Tell Me My Name 

# 100 * 

BABY PLEASE DON’T GO (2:35) 

Amboy Dukes-Mainstream 676 

1290 Ave. of the Americas, NYC. 

PUB: Music Corp. of America BMI 
445 Park Ave., NYC. 

WRITER: J. Williams ARR. Amboy Dukes 
FLIP: Psalms Of Aftermath 




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DOORS (Elektra 45628) 

Unknown Soldier (2:51) [Nipper, ASCAP — Doors] 

The sheer passion that has made Jim Morrison a national “fan” figure puts 
a close to the new Doors single that will have it walking away with best seller 
honors. This finishing touch, though, is only a part of the shattering per- 
formance on “Unknown Soldier.” Strong beat, instrumental majesty and a 
mid-way break unlike any dramatic effect on a single put together a smash 
outing that is already taking off. "We Could Be So Good Together” (2:25) 
[Same credits.] 


SAMMY DAVIS, JR. (Reprise 0673) 

Lonely Is the Name (3:14) [Roosevelt, BMI— Rehbin, Kaempfert, Sigman] 

Attractive ballad provides soft shimmering material for a downcast vocal 
performance from Sammy Davis, Jr. The lovely song, enticing orchestrations , 

and Davis’ showing are likely to attract sizeable interest among easy listening 
programmers and coin-ops. Splendid fare that turns back the pages, eliminat- 
ing up-beat antics in most recent tracks from the artist. Flip: “Flash, Bang, 
Wallop!” (2:39) [Chappell, ASCAP— Heneker] Snappy side that could gain 
equal time with the top side. Clever lyrics and a tempo kick. 


JOHNNY RIVERS (Imperial 66286) 

Look to Your Soul (3:00) [Johnny Rivers, BMI— Hendricks] 

Capturing the spirit of dejection in a stunning string-and-chorus applica- 
tion, Johnny Rivers projects a melancholy spirit through this eerie work from 
the pen of James “Summer Rain” Hendricks. Exceptional track that requires 
several listens, but blossoms finally into a side that could attain astounding 
easy listening as well as pop acceptance. No flip info available. 


TOMMY JAMES & SHONDELLS (Roulette 7008) 

Mony Mony (2:45) [Patricia, BMI — Bloom, Cordell, Gentry, James] 

Tremendous percussion accenting the dance beat, and a series of lead and 
group chants that build up the emotional pitch of this throbbing rock track 
should set Tommy James and the Shondells back in the big picture. Crashing 
rhythm track for the teen market is likely to receive explosive receptions. 
Flip: “One Two Three and I Fell” (2:32) [Patricia, BMI — Calvert, Gentry, Cor- 
dell] Teen geared side with a slower and softer (but still exciting) big big. 
Could attract added attention. 


TOMMY BOYCE & BOBBY HART (A&M 919) 

Goodbye Baby (I Don’t Want to See You Cry) (2:57) [Screen Gems— Columbia, 
BMI— Boyce, Hart] 

Coming off their biggest hit so far, Boyce & Hart ease the pace somewhat 
for a slow Beatles-y “All You Need Is Love” like ballad with a throb. Teen 
following already won over by the duo should swell with the showing of this 
item. It’s a melancholy offering with some astonishing production touches 
that will put B&H high in the pop running. Flip: “Where Angels Go, Trouble 
Follows” (1:59) [Same pub, BMI— Shifrin, Boyce, Hart] 


WES MONTGOMERY (A&M 916) 

Wind Song (2:18) [Almo, ASCAP— Webster, Pisano, Ceroli, Alpert] 

Wes Montgomery’s last single, “Windy,” was a major breakthrough for the 
artist who hit high on pop, middle-of-the-road and r&b channels with the side. 
Following venture is a rambling jazz-blues song softly delivered but with a 
snappy punch. Should see excellent response in sales and exposure with 
radio and jukebox programming while sparking interest in Montgomery’s new 
LP. Flip: “Goin’ On to Detroit” (3:10) [Taggie, BMI— Montgomery] 


NEW VAUDEVILLE BAND (Fontana 1612) 

The Bonnie & Clyde (2:50) [Peer Int’l, BMI— Stephens, Callander] 

The heat is on again. This time the New Vaudeville spouts a megaphonic 
masterwork in the thirties-sound based on the modern folk heroes Bonnie & 
Clyde. New dance with off-the-wall lyrics and an arrangement that will have 
pop fans whistling along should mark a return to the winner’s circle for the 
team. Flip: “Anniversary Song” (2:07) [Mood, BMI — Jolson, Chaplin] Oldie 
being revived in Bette Davis’ new film. Done straight with a little extra beat, 
the side could turn up in adult location jukeboxes as the top track. 


DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH (Imperial 66287) 

The Legend of Xanadu (3:34) [Al Gallico, BMI— Blaikley] 

Demonstrating once again that the combo has an ear for the unusual in 
sound, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich bounce back from an Afro noise- 
maker into a mariachi-rock bag that should grab a chunk of sales action. 
Heavy hitting rhythm, fine vocal and instrumental lines and a cracking-whip- 
effect that snares the listener’s attention are all going for the side. Could 
catch breakout showings. Flip-. “Please” (3:20) [Gatwick, BMI — Harman, 
Davies, Darmond] 


M.C.2 (Reprise 0666) 

Smiling (2:38) [Ferris Wheel, BMI — Steirling, Clough] 

Thundering drumming, off-beat touches in the instrumental segment, and 
a shimmery vocal line on this rock side could create instant teen response 
that will open blockbuster sales for the M.C. 2 . Solid dance appeal is the major 
selling point, with an overwhelming performance centered on jungle rhy- 
thmics to make this a standout sales side. Flip: “That’s the Word” (2:31) 
[Kinetic, BMI— Clough, Crowley] 


AESOP’S FABLES (Atco 6565) 

The Truth (2:15) [Carlou, Cotillion, BMI— Bottari, Taylor] 

Sounding better with each new release, the Aesop’s Fables come across 
once more with what promises to be THE side to kick off a public awareness 
of the team. Socking orchestral drive and a pop-blues vocal showing make 
the new effort a powerful track that is likely to burst on the pop scene with 
a terrific teen response. Flip: “Slow & Easy” (2:15) [Cotillion, BMI— Bottari, 
Taylor] 


DYKE & BLAZERS (Original Sound 79) 

Funky WalK (Parts 1 & 2) (2:58 & 2:27) [Drive-In, Westward, BMI — Christian] 
Muiti-dance beat with a regional attraction built-in via city mentions in the 
lyric should spark r&b breakouts for both sides of this funky broadway work- 
out deck. Part I covers the east, part il the west and both end pack a solid 
rhythmic appeal that should set the group on the track they followed with 
“Funky Broadway.” 


Lead singer on the Beatles new single, “Lady Madonna" is Paul 
McCartney. Apologies to all concerned for the misinformation in last 
week’s Pick review. 


LAURA LEE (Chess 2041) 

As Long As I Got You (2:10) [Chevis, BMI— Barge, Lee] 

Both sides of Laura Lee’s last outing scored with pop surveys, but this new 
offering crams a top forty whallop into “As Long as I Got You” for concentrat- 
ed sales action. Superfine slow beat drive for dance attraction, and a terrific 
vocal session gives the chanteuse her brightest side to date. Should show 
excellent pop and blues action. Flip: “A Man with Some Backbone” (2:34) 
[Fame, BMI — Carter, Daniel] Strong blues lament on the coupler. 

BRENDA & TABULATIONS (Dionn 507) 

Baby You’re So Right for Me (2:30) [Chardon, BMI — Klein, Roach] 

Intriguing intro opens this side up strongly and the vocal carries the ball 
from there, giving Brenda & the Tabulations a solid shot at breakout action 
from blue and pop locations. Good beat work and a teen-oriented lyric make 
for fine exposure capability and the zesty team workout should put this deck 
in the picture. Flip: “To the One I Love” (2:20) [Gionne, BMI — Finiz] 


IKE & TINA (Innis 6667) 

So Fine [Pompeii, Eldorado, Wildcat, BMI — Otis) 

Ike & Tina (Turner) initiate the Innis label with a tasty soul brewing of 
the years back “So Fine.” Thudding rhythmic impact and a sensational show- 
ing from the star duo and their Iketts should move the side from blues charts 
into the pop action category. Fine track for teen programming and one that 
will see plenty of sales action. Flip: “So Blue Over You” [Pompeii, Placid, 
BMI — Turner] 


GRASSROOTS (Dunhill 4129) 

Fellings (2:50) [Trousdale, BMI — Coonce, Entner, Fukomoto] 

Out of the ordinary orchestral arrangements make for an exceptional out- 
ing from the Grassroots. Rhythmic spicing from the instrumental and a 
piece of material that stands out on its own should have the team diking 
very strongly with rock fans who’ll flip over the “new sound” here. Could 
become a blockbuster. Flip: “Here’s Where You Belong”(3:10) [Trousdale, 
BMI — Sloan, Barri] 


MICHEL LEGRAND (Decca 32287) 

Pretty Polly (1:51) [Shamley, ASCAP — Legrand, Black] 

Delightful main theme from the recently opened “A Matter of Innocence” 
film is given a hearty reading by the lush orchestral group of Michel Legrand. 
Long a noted film score composer, Legrand will likely find this attractive 
theme among his finest performances and a much requested easy listening 
track. Flip: “The Race Is to the Swift” (2:06) [Shamley, ASCAP — Legrand] 
Lively coupler with a giddy tempo that could spark added sales action. 


HOMBRES (Verve Forecast 5083) 

The Prodigal (2:48) [Crazy Cajun, Shelby Singleton, BMI — Cunningham, 
Masters, Hunter, McEwen] 

New twist in the sound expected from the Hombres. The “Let It All Hang 
Out” crew slows to a walk with a sad side featuring a nice lyric and mellow 
arrangement. Narrative side with a talk break here that should move into the 
programming lists of pop stations and reap a solid sales showing. Flip: “Mau 
Mau Mau” (2:15) [Same credits.] 


WILLAM BELL (Stax 248) 

Every Man Oughta Have a Woman (2:40) [East, BMI — Jones, Isbell, Bell] 

Chalk up another outstanding William Bell showcase on this blues ballad. 
Easygoing backing and the fine vocal talents of Bell serve up a platter here 
that will probably barnstorm on the blues charts and work up a sizeable 
spillover on the pop front. Tempting track with excellent potential. Flip: “A 
Tribute to a King” (2:50) [East, BMI — Jones, Bell] Tasteful tribute to Otte 
Redding which could pick up plenty of r&b play. 


KENNY CHANDLER (Tower 405) 

Beyond Love (2:31) [Screen Gems-Columbia, BMI — D’Errico, Atkins] 

Lighthearted romp with some fine vocal showings from Kenny Chandler 
could click in a big way with pop fans. The mid-speed tempo picks up a light 
quality from airy orchestration with a good bass beat for dance appeal. Track 
is nifty enough to put the performer back in the running for a breakout side. 
Flip: “Charity” (2:38) [Same credits.] 


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Life & Death (2:31) [Dwylo, BMI— Todaro] 

Delicate guitar and strings in the background give a Simon & Garfunkel 
“feel” to this highly effective track from the Music Bachs. First single from 
the team aroused some interest and this new effort has the kind of “message 
impact” that can build a booming sales reputation for the group. Excellent 
pop and some middle-of-the-road potential. Flip: “The Clown” (2:55) [Dwylo, 
BMI — Gallo] Carnival-flavored waltz in a melancholy setting. Breaks into an 
un-tempo rock track with a shot at double-sided pop play. 


BROTHERS OF SOUL (Boo 1004) 

I Guess That Don’t Make Me a Loser (2:53) [WilRic, BMI — Bridges, Knight, 

Eaton] 

Currently climbing in the Detroit area and picking up action in a number 
of other markets, the Brothers of Soul should soon gain a new taste of r&b 
breakout with this follow-up session. Track is a flavorful softie with some 
very fine vocals from the team and a good ork sound to put down a beat for 
slow dance appeal. Flip: “Hurry, Don’t Linger" [Same credits.] 


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DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED MOODY BLUES — LONDON FESTIVAL ORCPL — KNIGHT 


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DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED 

THE MOODY BLUES 

WITH 

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In DAYS OF FUTURE 
PASSED the 
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JACKIE TRENT (Warner-7 Arts 7178) 

7:10 to Suburbia (2:39) [Northern, ASCAP — Trent] 

Snappy easy listening side that has a brilliant orchestral push to see 
possible pop reactions for the song. Very fine performance from Jackie Trent 
and an attractive production job add extra appeal to the sparkling set. Expect 
to hear a good deal from the effort. Flip: "Stop Me & Buy One" (2:30) 
[Duchess, BMI — Trent, Hatch] Lilting blues waltz track with middle-of-the- 
road prospects. 


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LOLLIPOP SHOPPE (Uni 55050) 

You Must Be a Witch (2:40) [Davelson, BMI— Cole] 

Deep-down sound with a trace of psychedelia and a fistful of power in the 
rhythm give the Lollipop Shoppe a side loaded with teen prospect. Material 
with a punch is delivered with drive that should start an immediate landslide 
reception for the team. Expect to hear a lot of this track on the pop airways, 
and see it skyrocket on best seller lists. Flip: "Don't Close the Door" (2:59) 
[Davelson, BMI— Cole, Buzzell] 


SPLIT LEVEL (Dot 17085) 

Right Track (2:39) [Calm, BMI — Roberts] 

Excitement is built-in for this set that should see a breakout reception 
with pop deejays and a sales boom from teen fans. The team has already 
shown well with an LP, and this track offers a bright look at the Split Level 
sound. Terrific harmonies and a solid throb beat should light the fuse on a 
keg of breakout dynamite. Flip: “Hangin’ Out" (3:28) [Peer Int’l, BMI — 
Colacrai, Orbach] 




STATUS QUO (Cadet Concept 7001) 

Pictures of Matchstick Men (2:59) [Northern, ASCAP — Rossi] 

Exciting offering from Britain’s top ten makes a Trans-Atlantic trip to 
debut the new Cadet label on the singles front. Electric effects and a vibrant 
composition create an inventive electronic-blues experience that is bound 
to establish the Status Quo in the States. Excellent performance for teen 
programming. Flip: "Gentlemen Joe’s Sidewalk Cafe" (2:58) [Enquiry-Carlin 
— Young] 


AL GARDNER (Sir-Rah 504) 

Just a Touch of Your Hand (2:40) [John L, Chatlee, BMI— Orange, Leeper] 
Standout vocal from Al Gardner should prove the decisive factor in putting 
this side in the running for r&b breakouts. Slow ballad track gets a big 
handling from the stout-voiced chanter and some easy-ork backup. Deck 
should excite a sizeable r&b showing with some pop action possible. Flip: 
"Watch Yourself" (2:19) [Earlbob, Daedalian, BMI — Ashford, Terry] 


EDDIE HOLMAN (Bell 712) 

I’m Not Gonna Give Up (2:52) [Harthon, Aim, BMI — Holman] 

Big r&b action and a prospect of pop response can be anticipated for 
this off-beat chant that features a fine vocal style from Eddie Holman and 
some extremely strong material self-written. Arrangement highlights the vocal 
with exceptional growing power. Solid slow blues side could grow into a 
big seller. Flip: "I’ll Cry 1,000 Tears” (2:09) [Same credits.] Somewhat more 
pop sounding coupler is another bright sampling of the newcomer artist. 


How’d We Ever Get This Way (2:29) [Unart, BMI — Barry, Kim] 

Spicy rock showing in the style of a softened-Neil Diamond-hand clapper 
could put Andy Kim on teen showcases in short order. The side has a very 
fine dance appeal, good vocal showing and arrangements with marimba or 
steel drum application for unusual rock listening. Excellent sound that could 
take off on the breakout road. Flip: "Are You Ever Coming Home" (2:20) 
[Same credits.] 


NEW BREED (Fraternity 1003) 

I’d Like to See Her Again (2:33) [Sunny Brook, BMI— Price] 

Good rhythm work and an appealing easy-rock showing from the New 
Breed could turn this teen track into a sizeable sleeper selection. Good 
lyrical appeal for teen listeners and a fine combo set give the side an attrac- 
tiveness which could spark growing sales and exposure in the pop market. 
Flip: “High Society Girl" (2:31) [Same credits.] 


TOM PARROTT (Folkways 0201) 

Neon Princess (2:55) [Stormking, BMI — Parrott] 

Rare release of a Folkways single marks the debut of Tom Parrott, a new 
artist whose contemporary-folk lyrics backed by electric-rock orchestration 
should attract a large audience among college listeners and the general rock 
public. Flip: "Groovy & Linda" (3:12) [Same credits.] Smoother track with a 
soft vocal and sitar backing. Interesting narrative that could increase interest 
in Parrott’s forthcoming LP. 


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DIXIE DRIFTER (Amy 11013) 

A New Star (3:05) [Olgreg-Spruill, 
Aim, BMI-Gregory] Updated vis- 
ion of "R&B Heaven” and the ar- 
rival of Otis Redding. Well worked 
tribute to the star, and a side that 
will probably receive excellent r&b 
response. Flip: "A Funky Little 
Thing” (3:35) [Same credits.] 


MAURICE & MAC (Checker 1197) 
You Left the Water Running (2:40) 
[Fame. BMI-Hall, Penn, Franck] 
“Soul Man” pairing with a teriffic 
punch in the duo’s vocals should 
set this side in motion on the r&b 
scene. Wild showing from Maurice 
& Mac could spark pop action on 
‘the teen scene as well. Flip: “You’re 
the One” (2:33) [Arc, BMI-Hig- 
gins.] 


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RONNIE KOLE TRIO (Paula 296) 
Ode to Billie Joe (3:06) [Larry Shayne, 
ASCAP-Gentry] Delightful funk ram- 
bling through last year’s Bobbie Gen- 
try hit. The jazz feel and blues rendi- 
tion could hit playlists as a heavy 
sleeper. Flip: “Life Time of Happi- 
ness” (2:50 ) [Waredown, Lenny, A3- 
CAP-Link, Link, Jr.] 

EDDIE COCHRAN (Liberty 54503) 
Summertime Blues (1:55) [American, 
BMI-Cochran, Capehart] Psyche-dat- 
ing of the Cochran oldie by the Blue 
Cheer could spark a renewed interest 
in this issue. Solid rhythmic appeal 
make it a likely recurring happening. 
Flip: “Teenage Heaven” (2:05) [Met- 
ric, BMI-Cochran, Capehart] 


DIAHANN CARROLL (Columbia 
44477) 

World Without Love (2:32) [Razzle 
Dazzle, BMI-Randazzo, Pike] Attrac- 
tive easy listening ballad with enough 
appeal to the younger set to strike up 
activity. Diahann Carroll’s vocal is 
wonderfully set with funky orking 
and choral touches for teen interest. 
Flip: “I’ll Be Around” (3:15) [Regent, 
BMI-Wilder] 


PAUL KELLY (Philips 40513) 

Glad to be Sad (3:00) [Tree, BMI- 
Kelly] Throbbing backdrop a la James 
Brown and a good lead chant from 
Paul Kelly could kick off r&b response 
to this track. Hitting mid-speed dance 
track with hit prospects. Flip: “My 
Love Is Growing Stronger” (2:23) 
[Same credits] 


JOHNNY “HAMMOND” SMITH 
(Prestige 463) 

Dirty Grape (2:30) [Ja-Wa-Vi, BMI- 
Richardson] Stunning orchestral show- 
case featuring Johnny “Hammond” 
Smith in a blues set that could click 
with spinners favoring a jazz and r&b 
format. Flip: “Animal Farm” (2:35) 
[Prestige, BMI-Smith] Groovy instru- 
mental side with good appeal and a 
snappier tempo. 


SWINGIN’ DEACON (Eagle 1021) 
When I Reach the End of the Line 
(2:08) [Burden, BMI-Burleigh] Gospel 
kick in this pop-blues track adds spice 
to the old-fashioned romp. Side is a 
cutie that could find favor with blues 
spinners as a catchy change-of-pace. 
Flip: I’ll Reach My Goal Some Day” 
(2:45) [Same credits] 


MOODS (Bang 555) 

Genuine Jade (2:19) [Chardon, BMI- 
Gordon, Bonner] Pretty application of 
beat to an easy-groove track. The 
side’s fancy vocals and perky bounce 
could attract a sizable pop response. 
Flip: “Gotta Figure Out” (2:02) [Web 
IV, Alltec, BMI-Foy, Mariella] 


DEE DEE WARWICK (Mercury 
72788) 

Girls Need Love (2:16) [Double Dia- 
mond, Downstaix-s, BMI-Gamble, Huff] 
Fine blue waltz beat behind an out- 
standing vocal from Dee Dee Warwick 
makes this effort a fine pop track that 
could see plenty of exposure via r&b 
or teen shows. Flip info not available. 


EDDIE “G” GILES (Murco 1042) 
Baby Be Mine (2:06) [Heads Up, 
BMI-Giles] Standout blues chanter 
with a good side here, Eddie “G” Giles 
could stir up action with his latest 
chunk of funk. Very good dance side. 
Flip: “Love With a Feeling” (3:22) 
[Same credits] 


VIVIAN JONES (Lark 102) 

Money Can’t Buy My Love (2:36) 
[B&B, Sound, BMI-Greer] Unusual 
vocal appeal and a solid socking oi’- 
chestration should win the dance vote 
for this snapping blues side. Flip: 
“Crying” (2:30) [Same credits] 


JOEL GREY (Columbia 44470) 

I Want to Hear a Yankee Doodle , 
Tune (2:00) [George M. Cohan, 


ASCAP — Cohan] Star of the up- 
coming “George M” mainstemmer, 
Joel Grey turns in a top-drawer show- 


ing on this middle-of-the-road pace 
changer. Lively beat and plentv of 
word-appeal from the former “Caba- *8 
ret” favorite. Plenty of juke box draw 
here. Flip: “In My Life” (2:30) [Mac- 
len, BMI — Lennon, McCartney] 


MARILYN MAYE (RCA Victor 9487) 
Till You Come Back (2:50) [Rayven, 
BMI— Maurist, Mamoudy, Ross] Par- 
ticularly good performance from 
Marilyn Maye will hop on the play- 
lists at easy listening stations. Solid 
ballad with a sturdy vocal. Flip: « 
Tel1 Me ” < 2 = 29 > [Sunbury, 
ASCAP — Manzanero, Hamilton] 


ANITA BRYANT (Columbia 44471) 
Try to Remember (3:09) [Chappell, 
ASCAP — Jones, Schmidt] Best known 
song from the score of “The Fan- 
tasticks” is brought back for vet an- 
other run at the soft spin fans, this 
time with a stellar performance from 
Anita Bryant. Excellent deck with 


prospects of widespread exposure. 
Flip: “My Cup Runneth Over” (2:30) 


[Same credits.] 


JIM KWESKIN JUG BAND (Reprise 
0675) 

I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (2:46) 
[Dwarf, ASCAP— Dylan] Electric or- f 
chestrations and good material are 
given an added luster by a femme lead 
spotlight solo that could hit the pop 
market like a new-styled Stone Poney 
side. Country flair in the pop track. 
Flip: “The Circus Song” (3:29) [Wit- 
mark, ASCAP — Thompson, Guernsey] 


BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE (Vanguard 
35064) 

Soulful Shade of Blue (2:16) ("Gypsy 
Boy. T.M., BMI — Saint&-Mai-ie] Stand- 
out rocked-up folk tune from the 
country bag serves as a fine vehicle 
for the tremendous vocal talent of 
Buffy Sainte-Marie. College program- 
mers and pop deejays could hop on 
this side. Flip: “Piney Wood Hills” 
(3:05) [Same credits.] 


APPLETREE THEATER (Verve 
Forecast 5082) 

What a Way to Go (2:50) [Chardon, 
BMI— Boylan, Boylan] Pretty per- 
formance from the Appletree Theater 
and an unusual atmosphere arrange- 
ment makes this easybeat pop track a 
treat that could excite a building re- 
action for the group. Flip: “Lotus 
Flower” (2:16) [Same credits.] 


NICK PALMER (RCA Victor 9486) 
When Will I Learn (3:09) [Shantez, 
BMI-Brand, Nassau] Superbly fash- 
ioned easy listening selection with a 
fine late night and juke box program- 
ming potential. Out of the ordinary 
vocal showing from Nick Palmer. 
Flip: “Looking- at Him” 


Flip: “Looking at Him” (2:36f*[Es- 
sex, ASCAP-Glaser, Glaser, Solomon, 
Mogol, Colonello] 


JOHN DAVIDSON (Columbia 44478) 
Visions of Sugarplums (2:29) [Viva, * 
BMI-Fuller, Campbell] Pretty folk- 
flavored side with a taste of rock 
rhythm for added push on the stellar 
ballad side. Excellent song with a 
very fine showing should snag atten- 
tion with soft pop outlets. Flip: 
“Flame” (2:20) [Screen Gems-Colum- 
bia, BMI-Diamond] 


LES PAUL (London 120) 

Los Angeles (1:55) [Manners, Deer- 
haven, ASCAP-Manners, Paul] Perky 
guitar showcase with an outstanding 
session featuring the special sound of 
Les Paul. Easy going that should 
spark soft spin activity. Flip: “The 
System” (1:51) [Same credits.] Add- 
ing funk to his style, Les Paul picks 
up the pace on a driver with extra 
impact. 


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ADAM WADE (Warner-7 Arts 7179) 
Everyone Is Looking for That Some- 
one (2:49) [W.P.N., ASCAP-Schatz, 
Shain, Goodman] Tempting trumpet 
into segues into a splendid ballad with 
Bacharach- Warwick spice. Fine show- 
ing from Adam Wade could crop up 
in a batch of pop playlists. Flip: 
‘Maybe” (2:22) [Robbins, ASCAP- 
Flynn, Madden] 


LAUGHING KIND (Jox 066) 

I Who Have Nothing (2:40) [Cotillion, 
Milky Way, Trio, BMI-Mogol, Donida, 
Leiber, Stoller] Excellent orchestral 
re-arrangement of the Ben E. King 
hit that could happen all over with 
this waxing from the Laughing Kind. 
Powerhouse potential. Flip: “Show 
Me” (2:32) [Tree, BMI-Tex] Jox Rec- 
ords, P.O. Box 28123, San Antonio, 
Tex. 


LIVING CHILDREN (MTA 140) 
Crystalize Your Mind (2:05) [Guard, 
BMI-Green] Superfine guitar back- 
drop and an interesting song with a 
Stones flavor could open the door for 
this newcomer group on the “under- 
ground” blues scene. Flip: “Now It’s 
Over” (2:03) [Same credits.] 


ISAAC HAYES (Enterprise 002) 
Precious, Precious (2:45) [East, BMI- 
Hayes] Intriguing piano showcase 
with Isaac Hayes (of the Hayes-Por- 
ter composing team) shown in a new 
light. Fine programming for middle- 
of-the-road or jazz and blues spots. 
Flip: “Going to Chicago Blues” (3:23) 
[Bregman, Vocco, Conn, ASCAP-Ba- 
sie, Rushing] 


COMBINATIONS (RCA Victor 9482) 
Bump Ball! (2:10) [Dunbar, BMI- 
Losagio, Scammell, Freifeld, Reda] 
New game from Milton Bradley and 
a new dance add to the sales-ability ' 
of this rock-beat side. Good rhythmic 
track with exposure potential. Flip: 
“I’m On the Outside” (3:02) [Vogue, 
BMI-Randazzo, Weinstein] Antony 4 
& the Imperials revisited. 


JIMMY RICHARDS (A&M 917) 

My New Found Joy (2:59) [Gaucho, 

BMI-Thomas] Solid slow r&b outing 

that shows a powerful talent here/'"' - ' 
Tremendous vocal impact and an easy- 
drive ork backup could start the side 
soaring in blues markets. Flip: “Don’t 
Forget Those Who Knew You When” 
(2:19) [Gaucho, BMI-Thomas, G^el 


LITTLE JOE (Brunswick 55369) 
Holiday (2:S8) [Nemperor, BMI-Gibb, 
Gibb] Very slow reading of the recent 
Bee Gees hit with a Little Anthony 
styled vocal. Out of the ordinary deck 
that could well attract blues attention. 
Flip: “The Fool on the Hill” (2:20) 
[Comet, ASCAP-Lennon, McCartney] 


D. D. JAMES (Soultrack 1600) 

Why Do Lovers Lie [Epsidia, Sur- 
Speed, BMI-Dotson, White] Slow bal- 
lad side with heavy blues appeal aided 
by a splendid delivery from D. D. 
James. Chanter’s work and combo 
backing makes for a side that could 
pick up a blues reaction. Flip: “Rome 
Wasn’t Built in a Day” [Same pub- 
lishing, BMI-Taylor] 


WAYWARD BUS (RCA Victor 9484) 
The Prophet (3:12) [Treble Clef, BMI- 
Saussy] Seer David Hoy is featured 
with occasional predictions on this 
eerily presented track. Background 
material is an olf-beat tune with heavy 
echo for “atmosphere.” Could grab in- 
terest as a left-field sleeper. Flip : 
“The Prophet” (3:14) [Same credits] 
Instrumental version. 


GIANT JELLYBEAN COPOUT (Pop- 
py 504) 

Awake In a Dream (2:56) [Uganda, 
BMI-Ryan] Major part of this stand- 
out single is a while-back Beach Boys 
surfin’ sound with spicing added by 
use of “Good Vibrations ”-ish material. 
Excellent group harmony make the 
Giant Jellybean Copout a team to 
watch. This deck could happen. Flip: 
“Look at the Girls” (2:54) [Jellybean, 
ASCAP-Dileo] 


FREDDIE McCOY (Prestige 462) 

Soul Yogi (2:40) [Kemfe, BMI-Mc- 
Coy] Great vibes showcase with an 
electrifying combo arrangement that 
could spur a breakout blues reaction 
for this instrumental side. Delightful 
material for blues or jazz playlists 
and even pop programming. Flip: 
“Salem Soul Song” (2:50) [Same 
credits.] 


ROY SMITH (Ascot 2239) 

Don’t Go Away (2:58) [Unart, Chan- 
tain, BMI-Smith] Enticing material 
is finely delivered with a multi-track 
vocal and catchy instrumental ar- 
rangements. Could click with r&b or 
pop spinners. Flip : “The Pain Lingers 
On” (2:07) [Same credits.] 


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ORSA LIA (RCA Victor 9489) 

Chain of Life (2:44) [Delong, BMI- 
Willis] Unusual balladic material 
that has enough easy listening appeal 
to catch middle-of-the-road exposure 
while packing a semi-psyche back- 
drop for pop appeal. Flip: “Secret 4 
Place” (2:42) [Vector, BMI-DeLong, 
Willis] ■*< 


HELEN REDDY (Fontana 1611) £I9| 
One Way Ticket (2:33) [Notable, 
ASCAP-Hart, Lawrence] Bouncy bal- 
lad that has a flair and flavor which 
could put it high on the change-of- 
pace playlists at many middle-of-the- 
roaders. Could catch a series of pop 
spotlights too. Flip: “Go” (2:50) ; 

[Chappell, ASCAP-Gray, Joi^aiV- 
Basile, Confora] 


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OZ BAND (Cub 9158) 

I Am Not the Same (2:38) [Downeast, 
BMI-Morris, Freeman] Good vocal 
showing from the Oz Band and a low- 
keyed orchestral backdrop put the em- 
phasis on rhythm and harmony in this ; 
outing. Could click popwise. Flip: - 
“Winter Rain” (3:13) [Same credits.] 


1ST CENTURY (Capitol 2135) 
Looking Down (2:17) [Beechwood, 
Sound Town, BMI-Stinnett] Folky fla- 
vor on this throbbing track. Interest- 
ing sound from the new group could * 
attract considerable pop attention. 
Flip: “Dancing Girl” (2:10) [Same % 
credits.] 


GLAD (Equinox 70004) 

Say What You Mean (2:16) [Egg, 
BMI-Floegel] Exceptional group work 
on the vocal performance shows very 
fine harmony that could catch the ear 
of many deejays. Pop exposure is like - 1 


ly to open a powerful sales surge for 
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the team. Flip: “Bedtime 

(2:21) [Same credits.] 


PAT WILLIAMS (Verve 10687) 

The Look of Love (2:32) [Colgems, 
ASCAP-Bacharach, David] Opten per- 
formed Bacharach-David theme getsj 
one of its best readings on this instru- 
mental serving from Pat Williams. 
Expect plenty of easy listening and 
middle-of-the-road play on the side 
Flip: “Laia Ladaia” (2:28) [Duche* 
BMI-Lobo, Guerra, Gimball] Unus” 
treatment of the Brazilian “Reza. 


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A survey of key radio stations in all important markets throughout the country to determine by percentage of those 
reporting which releases are being added to station play lists this week for the first time and also the degree of con- 
centration combining previous reports. Percentage figures on left indicate how many of the stations reporting this 
week have added the following titles to their play list for the first time. Percentage figures on right include total 
from left plus the percentage title received in prior week or weeks. 

(TALLY COMPLETED MARCH 13, 1968— COVERS PRECEDING WEEK) 


% OF STATIONS 
ADDING TITLES TO 
PROG. SCHED. 
THIS WEEK 

TITLE ARTIST LABEL 

TOTAL % OF 
STATIONS TO HAVE 
ADDED TITLES TO 
PROG. SCHED. 
TO DATE 

67% 

Lady Madonna — Beatles — Capitol 

92% 

42% 

Forever Came Today — Diana Ross & Supremes — Motown 

94% 

37% 

Honey — Bobby Goldsboro — United Artists 

60% 

35% 

100 Years — Nancy Sinatra — Reprise 

35% 

33% 

Funky Street — Arthur Conley — Atco 

64% 

31% 

Sherry Don't Go — Lettermen — Capitol 

57% 

30% 

Country Girl-Cily Man — Billy Vera & Judy Clay — Atlantic 

72% 

28% 

Red Red Wine — Neil Diamond — Bang 

28% 

26% 

Sit With The Guru — Strawberry Alarm Clock — UNI 

58% 

25% 

Stay Away — Elvis Presley — RCA Victor 

52% 

24% 

Love Is All Around — Troggs — Smash 

68% 

23% 

1 Got The Feelin' — Jimmy Ruffin — Soul 

63% 

22% 

In Some Time — Ronnie Dove — Diamond 

43% 

21% 

Call Me Lightning — The Who — Decca 

21% 

20% 

She'll Be There — Vikki Carr — Liberty 

20% 

19% 

Rice Is Nice — Lemon Pipers — Buddah 

74% 

18% 

Delilah — Tom Jones — Parrot 

48% 

17% 

Impossible Dream — Hesitations — Kapp 

41% 

16% 

In Need Of A Friend — Cowsills — MGM 

49% 

14% 

Back On My Feet Again — Foundations — UNI 

70% 

13% 

Me The Peaceful Heart — Lulu — Epic 

13% 

12% 

Unknown Soldier — Doors — Elektra 

12% 


LESS THAN 10%— BUT MORE THAN 5% 

Total % To Date 


Soul Serenade — Willie 

Mitchell — HI 74% 


Tin Soldier — Small Faces — 
Immediate 18% 


Turn On Your Love Light- 
Human Beinz — Capitol 


21 % 


Here's To You — Hamilton 
Camp — Warner Bros- 8% 


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Cash Box — March 23, 1 968 J 



Produced by: TOM Wl 


Arranged by: Larry Fallon with 
Harumi, Harvey Vinson 
Recording and Remix Engineer: Gary Kellc 
Director of Engineering: Val Valentin 
Personal Direction: Mark D. Joseph 
& Associates 

Jacket Design: Hinode Designs 
Art & Photo: Sherri Berri 


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Learn of the birth of the rising sun— a freak- 
out Easternese — and know Harumi. A journey 
back through time will take you to a great red 
sun and a cabbage field that stretches to the 
foot of snow-capped Fuji. 

Movement! Butterfly! Balance on a choice 
green leaf! And what is that crawling from be- 
neath the cabbage leaf? 

Harumi. with a carrot between his teeth. And 
grinning. Now a kiss from Miss Butterfly— just 
for luck— and he’s off on his own, and singing 
through the field. And that was the birth of the 
rising sun. Or son. 

Since that day he emerged from beneath a 
cabbage leaf, Harumi has studied art on two 
continents. Now he offers to you the fruits of 
his learning on this, his first album. The songs 
he sings— words and music— are all his own. 

Harumi is at his best when he is singing to 
friends in the intimacy— and immediacy— of the 
living room. But now he's in the studio and his 
manager, Mark Joseph, looks nervous. Harumi, 
though, is grinning again, as Tom Wilson cracks 
a tambourine, and melodic strands of Eastern 
music 


Fire by the River- Sugar In Your Tea 
Hello I Took A Ride (In Your Caravan) 
Love Song Hunters of Heaven 
What a Day For Me Hurry Up Now 
We Love Talk About It - First Impression 
Twice Told Tales of the Pomegranate Forest 
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NEW YORK 

The new Tom Rush album is out on 
Elektra. It’s the first for Rush in a 
couple of years. There are three Joni 
Mitchell songs included in the pack- 
age: “Thin Angel,” “Urge For Going,” 
and “The Circle Game.” Cover photos 
(front and back) are by Linda East- 
man. Rush will shortly be heading 
back to England for another tour, pos- 
sibly in the company of his manager, 
Arthur Gorson. 

Personnel list on the Rush “Circle 
Game” album includes: Bruce Lang- 
horne, Hughie McCracken, Jonathan 


P. C. Crockett. 

All Platinum Records, located at 
106 West Palisade Ave. in Englewood, 
N.J., is equipped with 8-tracks and 
is ready to go, they’re particularly ex- 
cited about their new artist, un-named 
as yet by weighing only 55 pounds. 

Good bill at the Anderson Theatre 
over the weekend: the Animals with 
the New York Electric String En- 
semble. 

The Anglo-American Ball was held 
last Thurs. at the Scene. The Jimi 
Hendrix Experience introduced two 
new groups to the industry, their be- 
ing: the Soft Machine and Jesse’s 


The L.A. County Health Dept, re- 
ports that Dr. Samuel Rosen, atologist 
at Mount Sinai Hospital in N.Y., spent 
three years analyzing some 1500 peo- 
ple of the Mabaan tribe of East Cen- 
tral Africa. His clinical studies re- 
vealed that hearing remains remark- 
ably acute even at the age of 80 in a 
pastoral environment. But in an era 
of hyperamplified rock, jet booms and 
pneumatic drills, noise “in the trauma 
range” can, in addition to damaging 
the hearing directly, affect the blood 
pressure and the function of the heart. 

What can medical science do about 
these morbid manifestations? Accord- 


Clyde Bakkemo — title him Robert Al- 
len. Dad is S. Calif, promo-man for 
Warners-7 Arts. . . . Ditto for Leatriee 
and Herb Eiseman at the Valley Com- 
munity Hospital. He’ll answer to Ben- 
jamin Frank. Proud daddy is BMI’s 
West Coast exec. 

Singer-organist Bill Preston set to 
guest on ABC-TV’s Joey Bishop late 
nighter March 28th. . . . Maryan Wil- 
cox tapped as the new music librarian 
at KFRC in S.F. 

Jack Wagner, after only weeks as 
P.D. at KNX, dismissed. Station exec’s 
explanation — “Wagner music oriented, 
station isn’t.” KNX staffer Mel Bald- 



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Joan Baez 


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Raskin, Herbie Lovelle, Richie Ritz, 
Bernard Purdie, Paul Harris, Don 
Thomas, Eric Gale, Joe Mack, Bob 
Bushnell, Joe Grimm and Buddy Lucas. 

The Electric Flagg’s first album on 
Columbia has just been released. The 
gx-oup, which features Mike Bloomfield 
on lead guitar, Buddy Miles at the 
drums, and Harvey Brooks on bass, is 
. . . there’s no other word for it . . . 
excellent. They’ll be taping a John 
Gary TV’er Mar. 19th. . . . Brooks and 
Miles have been jamming at the Scene 
along with Jimi Hendrix for the past 
eight to ten days. 

The Doors will be at the Fillmore 
East this weekend. The revamped Vil- 
lage Theatre opened with Albert King, 
Tim Buckley, and Big Brother & the 
Holding Company. 

Happy second anniversary to Go 
magazine. 

Charlie Greene and Brian Stone have 
officially pacted Two Guitars, A Piano, 
Drum & Darryl to Atlantic for a more 
than substantial figure. The group’s 
“My Best Friend” first single should 
be out soon. 

It looks like Gladys Shelly’s “Clown 
Town” cleffing might be taking a 
route similar to that taken by “Love 
Is Blue” in that the Shelly offering is 
getting plenty of secondary market 
play. UA has picked up sub-publishing 
rights to “Clown Town” in England 
and it has been said that Shirley Bas- 
sy has cut the tune for UA. 

Barry Fiedel, of the Morty Wax 
office, has just returned from Toron- 
to where he was working on the open- 
ing of the Sammy Davis Show at the 
O’Keefe Center. He’s now working on 
a Bump Ball promotion along with 
Eddie Deane of Sunbury/ Dunbar 
Music. 

New group called Sight And Sound 
has cut a rock version of “Love Is 
Blue” for Verve. . . . Lynn Kellog (a 
former East Coast Girl of the Week) 
has been signed for the lead in the 
rock musical, “Hair.” 

Chuck Tore has turned editor. He’s 
getting out a monthly mag from Metro 
that will contain news about new, 
moving singles and LP’s. The book 
will also feature regular and guest 
columns. . . . Duke Dubois notes that 
the Dave Van Ronk and the Hudson 
Dusters LP is selling incredibly well 
all over the metropolitan New York 
area, the group has been playing the 
Rolling Stone. He’s also doing well 
with “Come Softly To Me” by Astrid 
Gilberto; “The Prodigal” by the Hom- 
bres; “Tobacco Road North” by Jay 
Jordon; and “This Is My Story” by 


Carnival. Lighting was handled by the 
Mark Boyle Sensual Laboratory. 

Mel Price, manager of MGM’s Play- 
tape Division, became the father of 
a baby girl named Sally Ann on Mar. 
1st. . . . Carl Helm has been added to 
the promotion staff of A1 Melnick’s 
A&L Distributors in Fhilly. 

The multi-Grammy-ed Glenn Camp- 
bell opens at the Nashville Room of 
the Taft Hotel on the 20th. His new 
single will be “I Wanna Live.” Roy 
Battachio says that he’ll be there for 
the opening, Nikon in hand. 

Barry Resnick is riding high with 
“Can’t Find The Time” by Orpheus, 
“At The Top Of The Staris” by the 
Formations, and Cy Coleman’s “Ages 
Of Rock” LP. 

The What Four played Ondine last 
week in the company of Tower’s Rose 
Gross. . . . Bobby Vinton opens for 
one week in Puerto Rico Mar. 28th. . . . 
The Staple Singers in town to cut a 
few sides. Mar. 20-27. . . . Vanilla 
Fudge and Every Mother’s Son in con- 
cert at Hunter Coll, over this past 
weekend. . . . Joan Baez in town for 
a Mar. 20th concert /lecture with David 
Harris and a Carnegie Hall concert 
on Mar. 30th. She may have time for 
sessions while here. . . . Lionel Hamp- 
ton in concert at the Brooklyn Acade- 
my last weekend. 

HOLLYWOOD 

During the reign of Elizabeth I of 
England a strict law forbade the beat- 
ing of wives during the night. The 
legislative motivation, we are told, was 
not of emancipatory social conscious- 
ness. Wife beating was indeed per- 
mitted during dalight hours. It simply 
exemplified the 16th century’s attempt 
to cope with the physiologic and psy- 
chologic effects of noise. 

According to the L.A. County Health 
Dept, the human ear is designed so 
it can listen with safety and for limited 
periods of time only to sound waves 
between the range of 50 and 16,000 
cycles per second at a loudness level 
not in excess of 80 decibels. Beyond 
this spectrum, presbycusis (old age 
deafness) or nerve deafness results. 

Elsewhere in this issue is a review 
of the Hour Glass and Sunshine Com- 
pany, who performed at the Whisky- 
A-Go-Go last week. Our dissatisfaction 
with the Whisky’s decibel declamations 
should be amplified. Our quarrel is with 
most of the rock bistros, the so-called 
discotheques, whose sonic assaults can 
be damaging to reviewers, fans and 
performers. 


ing to the report, “at the present level 
of atologic expertise no cure is in sight 
for presbycusis, either by means of 
hearing devices or by surgical proce- 
dure.” Which is another reason we’re 
raising our voice (but still below the 
80 decibel level) in a supplication for 
decrescence of decibles in those dens of 
inequity. 

At last year’s Monterey Pop Festival 
Laura Nyro’s performance was greet- 
ed with only lukewarm response. We 
recall asking her, a few minutes after 
her appearance, if she was pleased 
with the audience. “A lot more than 
they were with me,” she said. 

Last week we were privileged to hear 
cuts from her first LP for Columbia. 
It’s titled “Eli and the Thirteenth 
Confession.” Our guess is that it’ll be 
among the most discussed disks of the 
year. According to Columbia’s coast 
promo exec Bob Moering there is, as 
yet, no release date. Whenever. It must 
be one of the monumental LP’s of ’68. 

The Association’s next for Warners 
is “Birthday” — album shipping in 
about three weeks. Group (according 
to manager Pat Colecchio, has grossed 
more than $500,000 in their 22 night 
concert tour. 

Back in ’62 Columbia’s Claude King 
hit the pop and country charts with 
‘ ‘ W olverton Mountain” — remember ? 

It’ll be Wayne Newton’s next for 
MGM. Our forecast — Newton’s first 
single in years. Wayne, incidentally, 
will be seen next month in his own 
special on ABC-TV. 

Our “West Coast Girl of the Week” 
is Jonnelle Pinney, L.A. Valley Col- 
lege’s “Homecoming Queen” of ’67. 
This 19-year-old charmer is a pro 
dancer who, you may recall, appeared 
on Herb Alpert’s Singer special last 
season. Ambition — dental hygienist. 
Hobbies — golf, tennis and ballet. 

The Lettermen, according to mentor 
Jess Rand, have set their heaviest 
nitery schedule in their 8-year history. 
It’ll include a Westside Room booking 
at the Century Plaza Aug. 13-Sept. 3 — 
the first group ever booked into the 
room. 

Musiek Express’ Jan Storm wires 
from Holland “Our Americans Vikki 
Carr, Nancy Wilson fabulous at Grand 
Gala. . . . Four Tops standing ovation.” 
Neil Diamond in town meeting with 
flick and TV execs. . . . Koppelman- 
Rubin working with Peggy Lee here 
on the first LP under the K-R Capitol 
Records’ agreement. . . . Publisher- 
producer Paul Tannen coast-ing for 
A&R meetings and the production of 
Don Rickies’ initial LP for Warners. 
. . . A gift of love for Mr. and Mrs. 


win suggests Jack Bailey as the re- 
placement, starring in a new series to 
be titled “P.D. For a Day.” 


CHICAGO 

The Split Level stopped by the CB 
office last week, squired by Dot’s local 
rep Erwin Barg. Group, consisting of 
Michael Lobel, Lenny Roberts, A1 Dana 
and Liz Seneff, have been touring the 
country in behalf of their initial Dot 
LP and a tie-in promo for Hagstrom 
guitars and Unicord amplifiers. 
They’re also intro-ing a single clip 
from the album tagged “Right Track” 

. . . Following engagements in Chi- 
cago and Las Vegas, the Ramsey 
Lewis Trio will begin prepping for an 
upcoming tour of Japan and the 
Orient . . . Comic Jackie Vernon enter- 
tained at Great Lakes Hospital last 
week, joining his buddy Sig Sakowicz 
and local lark Gina Benita. Bob Gar- 
misa of Garmisa Dist. did his part by 
donating 50 albums for distribution 
among GI patients! . . . Newsmakers’ 
Eva Dolin proudly announces that her 
son, Edwin, a sophomore at the U of 
I medical college, has been accepted 
for study this Fall with renowned 
Danish neuro-surgeon Dr. Bendt 
Broager in Copenhagen, Denmark! . . . 
The Modern Jazz Quartet have been 
booked into the London House for two 
weeks beginning April 2 . . . The Chee- 
tah is introducing a series of original 
art posters, reflecting exclusively the 
style and talent of Chicago artists! 
Posters will be of prominent recording 
acts scheduled for appearances in the 
club and will be distributed to Chee- 
tah patrons as well as through Chi- 
cago area retail and distributor out- 
lets. Initial subjects will be Big Broth- 
er & The Holiday Company, who will 
appear in the Cheetah 3/22-24 . . . The 
Cryan Shames, scoring big nationally 
with “Up On The Roof” (Columbia), 
are skedded for one-nighters at Elm- j j 
wood Park High (22), the Blue Village 
in Westmont (23), the U of I Circle 
Campus (29), the Nat’l. Guard Ar- , 
mory in Platteville, Wis. (30) and the 
Terragon Ballroom in Forrest (31) . . • 
Among the hot new singles out of 
Summit Dist. are Epic outing “Can I 
Carry Your Balloon” by The Swamp 
Seeds, follow-up “Where Angels Go, 
Trouble Follows” by Tommy Boyce & 
Bobby Hart (A&M), and “Married/ 
You Better Sit Down Kids” by Liza 
Minelli (A&M). Liza’s due in next 
weekend for a concert appearance . . . 
Thelonious Monk Quartet follows Os- 
car Brown Jr. into the Plugged Nickel 
( 20 ). 

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el’s View Of World As ‘Region’ Mart 


Y ORK — Six years of corre- 
zodxag, considering and marketing 
. tin international scheme has led to 
, new perspective in world-wide re- 
leasing for Billy Meshel. Now general 
professional manager for the L.F. Mu- 
sic complex, he views material with 
as international regard that parallels 
“regional''’ consideration on the na- 
tional level. 

'Most publishers,” he notes, “limit 
their thought to how well a song will 
do in the U.S. I’ve found that many 
songs are better fitted to the German, 
Italian or even Malaysian markets; and 
by getting the material to the right 
people in the right area we can earn 
money for songwriters who will never 
see a release here.” 

Opening a wide-angle outlook some 
nine years ago, Meshel made initial 
contacts with a range of record busi- 
ness personnel across Europe. From 
the start, he worked at gaining the 
confidence of these figures and sound- 
ed them out for the type of material 
they were seeking, the artists who 
were involved, and the prospect of lin- 
ing up a follow-up single for a cur- 
rent hit. 

“In order not to waste my time, or 
theirs,” he said, “I kept watching the 
charts from various countries, and reg- 
ularly requested recordings of a local 
nature that were not available in the 
U.S.” Many of the songs on national 
charts are familiar, having crossed 
from the States or from England to 
the continent and the States. Through 
this knowledge of trends in European 
taste in general, and specific national 
hits, it became possible to write di- 
rectly to A&R men, producers and rec- 
ord executives with material for their 
own market, their own artists and 
tastes. 

“Once I had their respect, a chain 
reaction began.” Meshel was contact- 
ed by people who were associated with 
those he had originally written. Com- 
munications became warmer, “much 
as though the notes were from people 
in another city or state rather than 
another continent.” 

Foreign Hits Return 

Much of Meshel’s material was 
placed, released and began to make 
noise in France, Germany, Scandina- 
via, the Benelux countries, Italy, Eng- 
land and around the world leading to 
a new realization. Songs that were re- 
jected in the U.S. were “returning.” 

The best example of this was “Dear 
Mrs. Applebee,” which was released as 
a single in America and gained some 
poularity. From the chart notices and 
through a foreign contact, David Gar- 
rick cut the song and hit the best- 
seller charts in Germany, England and 
other markets around the world — 
reaching #1 in several countries. The 
song was then reconsidered in the 
U.S. and three singles were made that 
gave the song another shot at success. 
Performance rights and interest even 
now, three years later, are exceptional. 
The same is true of several other 
songs that Meshel has dealt with. 

Currently, Meshel is at work on the 
Michele Lee recording of “L. David 
Sloane,” now riding the charts in the 
U.o. on Columbia and scheduled for 
release this month in England on CBS 
with German issue soon after. 

“Wherever possible,” he notes, “we 
will work with the label and its inter- 
national branches on one of our songs. 
But the first concern is the song, and if 
no effort is going to be made for the 
original, I’ll get to our contacts to 
either work with the national record 


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company or another artist and label.” 
Three Part Operation 

“We work the international scene 
with three steps. First, build con- 
tacts. Second, know the local market. 
Third, work the song in a market and 
internationalize.” 

It costs an average of $10 to send a 
package of material to an overseas 
contact, so Meshel generally keeps a 
running correspondence with some 
thirty to forty A&R and production 
personnel and rotates the list each 
month. Thus the material is up-to-date 
with tastes and circulated through the 
European scene. 

“By getting to the people directly, 
L.F. Music material is getting a faster 
acceptance on the continent.” Meshel 
mentions that the speed involved en- 
ables the Europeans to get a single out 
while the U.S. charts still show the 
title, giving them an edge. It also 
means that if the song breaks there, 
more American releases will get at- 
tention along the “return” lines men- 
tioned. 

World- wide Ear 

Knowing the markets overseas also 
gives Meshel an international sense. 
Material is often accepted at the pub- 
lishing firm with the knowledge that 
there will be a hit in Italy for ex- 
ample, though the American market 
will not break a song. Recently, Paul 
Anka was given a song for recording 
in Italian. The record is not for release 
in the United States, but “Ti Ci Voleva 
Tanto” will come out in a week over- 
seas. The same kind of listening has 
picked up hits in Scandinavia and Ger- 
many, frequently spreading from there 
to adjacent countries. 

Of course, the United States is focal 
in the company’s eye, and future re- 
leases are scheduled with several ar- 
tists here. Working under Lew Futter- 
man, Meshel is constantly seeking ma- 
terial for this country, and a hit here 
is important in itself; but often, the 
application of foreign contacts will 
more than double the song’s income 
from performance and sales royalties. 

“One of the best tickets to an inter- 
national release is an American hit,” 
Meshel said, “but the repuation we 
have built by sending timely applicable 
material for the ‘local’ market is un- 
questionably important in building 
L.F.’s overseas reputation.” 



Billy Meshel (center) is shown with 
John Schroeder, Pye producer, who 
was responsible for English recording 
of “ Dear Mrs. Applebee” by David 
Garrick (right). Meshel worked the 
song internationally while with Hugo 
& Luigi, and came up with a world- 
wide hit that brought renewed interest 
in the U.S. 

Taylor Leaves Touche 

NEW YORK— Von Taylor has left his 
position at Touche Records and Touche 
Music after working there as general 
manager for the past year. 

He will continue to produce r&b 
artist Dan Brantley for Sims Rec- 
ords, and Sue Barnard; but has stated 
that he is no longer working with any 
other talents now signed with Touche 
Music. 

Taylor has opened a temporary of- 
fice in the Milner Exchange Hotel, 
Montgomery, Ala., and is expected to 
announce further plans soon. 


Sound Of Youth, U.S.A. 
Presses U.S. Talent Hunt 

NEW YORK — Augmenting its nation- 
wide talent search, Sound of Youth, 
U.S.A. , has tied in with Kapp Records 
and the Cheetah Clubs in New York, 
Chicago and Los Angeles, and Miami 
Beach, where the finals will be held. 

Alexander Cantwell, for ten years 
producer of the Miss America Pag- 
eant, has also bought into the com- 
pany. 

Jack Wiedenmann, new general 
manager of Kapp Records, will offer 
contracts to the national winners. 
“However,” he said, “Kapp will not 
limit itself to the national winners. 
We expect to be active in the state 
shows and should we find talent at 
that stage, these young people will be 
signed by Kapp Records, too. We 
believe there is a great untapped 
source of talent in this country and 
that Sound of Youth, U.S.A. will give 
this talent a chance to be seen and 
heard.” 

In addition to holding the competi- 
tions in New York, Chicago, and Los 
Angeles, the Cheetah Clubs are offer- 
ing the national winners three week 
engagements — one week at each of 
the Cheetah Clubs. Cheetah is also 
hosting a VIP-Press Party for Sound 
of Youth at the new Cheetah which 
is opening March 28th at 310 West 
52nd Street to kick-off the New York 
competition. 

Alexander Cantwell is working on 
the national television show which 
will emanate from the new Miami 
Beach Auditorium and will be ready 
to release all details on this within 
the next week. 

'Sid Bass, who was the creator of 
the idea, believes that eventually 
Sound of Youth will not only limit its 
activities to the United States, but 
will go international. “Music knows 
no boundaries,” he said, “and young 
people all over the world are creating 
and singing their own music. It is 
an international language and can 
create good-will amongst young peo- 
ple all over the world.” 



Sid Bass, Jack Wiedenmann 
and A1 Cantwell 


Command Opens Drive 
For New Dimension LP 

NEW YORK— Command Records has 
opened a major promotional drive for 
the newly introduced “Sound ... In 
the Eighth Dimension” album which 
introduces an innovation in stereo 
recordings. 

The album was premiered at a 
special meeting of distributors and 
dealers held in New York earlier this 
month (7). Last week, Loren Becker, 
Command vice president, announced 
“the opening gun” of massive adver- 
tising and promotion to introduce the 
concept to the record buying public 
and call special attention to the LP. 

Among the major points of the cam- 
paign are: advertising in trade media 
to alert wholesale and retail dealers 
and radio to the album; consumer 
magazine ads to include general public 
press as well as special hi-fi oriented 
magazines; newspaper advertising on 
a national basis independently and in 
co-operation with key dealers in speci- 
fic markets; radio promotion in FM 
stereo only ; demonstration records will 
be distributed for sound shops, depart- 
ment stores and hi-fi dealers as demon- 
strators of the “8th Dimension 
Sound”; and equipment manufactur- 
ers will also receive demonstration 
copies for use as sales aides with 
phonographs or component sets. 

In addition, display material is 
available including special streamers, 
easel back jackets and mounted blow- 
ups of advertising copy for use in 
window and store displays. Retail and 


Douglas Int'l Names 
Laurie U.S . Distrib. 

NEW YORK — Douglas International 
Records has appointed Laurie Records 
as its United States distributor, ac- 
cording to a joint announcement by 
Bob Schwartz, president of the Laurie 
group of companies, and Alan Douglas, 
president of Douglas International 
Corporation. 

Laurie has been a consistent success 
in the pop field through the years, 
and is now entering the fast develop- 
ing diversified LP market. Laurie, in 
an effort to take advantage of the 
commercial acceptance of heretofore 
esoteric music such as folk rock, east- 
ern, jazz, documentary, environmental, 
blues, etc., will exploit the sales po- 
tential of Douglas International rec- 
ords. 

Douglas and Laurie plan to release 
20 LP’s within the first year. Already 
recorded is a series of four albums by 
Richie Havens; a series of Lenny 
Bruce sets, related to the Ballantine 
book, “The Essential Lenny Bruce,” 
and to the Columbia motion picture 
based on the life of the late satirist. 
In the catalog are also new recordings 
by the Muddy Waters Blues Band and 
the late Eric Dolphy. In production 
is “The Essence Of Malcolm X,” in- 
corporating excerpts of significant pri- 
vate and public conversations of the 
late Malcolm X with comments and 
interpretations by his close friend and 
world-famous writer, James Baldwin. 

Alan Douglas has had a varied back- if 
ground in the music and entertainment 
industries. He was director of special 
projects for United Artists Corpora- 
tion, and supervised the development 
of subsidiary income for all divisions 
of the corporation. He has also held 
the post of music consultant for Unit- ' 
ed Artists Corporation. Prior to join- 
ing United Artists, Douglas was an 
independent producer in New York, 
and spent four years in Paris produc- - 
ing records, industrial films and TV 
commercials for many major French 
corporations. 

Alan Douglas and Doug Morris, the 
vice president and general manager of 
Laurie, are collaborating on a strong 
marketing and promotion program in- ‘ 
troducing innovations in mechanical 
sales aids. For example, the innova- 
tions will include Mini Slick books, 
which are reduced and mounted on 
hardboard, so that the salesmen can 
carry them in their pockets. The Mini 
Slick books will be distributed to re-J 
tail outlets for point of purchase coun-- 
ter display. Laurie is setting up a 
saturated radio advertising campaign l 
for heavy exposure of Douglas . 
product. 

To coordinate the release of the first 
three LP’s, Alan Douglas is travel- 
ing throughout the country to meet 
with the Laurie distributors. 


Max Zimmerman Dies At 55 ' 

TORONTO, CANADA— Max J. Zim- .< 
merman, president of MacKay Record 
Distributors, was responsible for the 
distribution of London Records and 
London product in Ontario, until 1967. 
He died at age 55 at Toronto General i 
Hospital after a brief illness. 

Zimmerman introduced the London 
label to Canada in the late 40’s. The 
line became so successful from coast ' 
to coast, Sir Edward Lewis, head of 
English Decca (London Records) 
granted him the Ontario market. Head- 
ing up the MacKay firm, Mr. Zimmer- . 
man built his operation into one of 
the most powerful and successful in^ 
the nation. He retired from business 
last year. 

Zimmerman is survived by his wife 
Nina, daughters Francine and Eileen, 
sons Earl and Mark, and his parents 
Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman. 


wholesale sales personnel are also be- 
ing offered large buttons with the 
legend “Have You Heard ‘Sound . . . i 
In The Eighth Dimension’?” 

Becker added that further merchan- 
dising plans an material are now be- 
ing planned to follow up these initial 
promotional drives. 



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Looking Ahead 

compilation, in ordor of strength, of up and coming records showing signs of 


breaking into The Cash Box Top 100. List is compiled from retail outlets. 


8 

9 

10 

11 


12 

13 


% 3ABY YOU'RE SO RIGHT 

2 


(Bob Finiz— BMI) 

Brenda & The Tabulations (Dionn 507) 


UNWIND 

(Ahab-BMI) 

Ray Stevens (Monument 1048) 


3 ME THE PEACEFUL HEART 


(Dick James— BMI) 
Lulu (Epic 10302) 


IF MY WORLD FALLS 
THROUGH 

(Myrwood Antlers— BMI) 

Rose Garden (Atco 6564) 


(East Time-Redwall— BMI) 

King Curtis & Kingpins (Atco 6562) 


5 THE DOCK OF THE BAY 

6 HERE'S TO YOU 

7 


(Ray ham— ASCAP) 

Hamilton Camp (Warner Bros. 7165) 


IN THE HEAT OF 
THE NIGHT 

(United Artists— ASCAP) 

Dick Hyman (Command 4114) 


CHAIN OF FOOLS 


(14th Hour Pronto— BMI) 
Jimmy Smith (Verve 10583) 


I TRULY, TRULY BELIEVE 

(Jobete— BMI) 

Temptations (Gordy 7068) 


DR. JOHN 


(Earl Barton— BMI) 

Jon & Robin (Abnak 127) 


LICKIN' STICK 


(Web IV— BMI) 

George Torrence & The Naturals 
(Shout 224) 


I CAN NOT STOP YOU 

(World International— BMI) 
Cherry Slush (U.S.A. 895) 


SALLY WAS A GOOD 
OLD GIRL 

(Pamper— BMI) 

Trini Lopez (Reprise 0659) 


! 14 

FLIGHTS OF FANTASY 

26 

ATLANTA GEORGIA STRAY 


(Dobo-BMI) 


(Rostlend— BMI) 


Ventures (Dolton 56019) 


Sunny Curtis (Viva 626) 

15 

DO DROP IN 

27 

ME ABOUT YOU 

(Chardon— BMI) 


(Chardan— BMI) 


Fifth Estate (Jubilee 5617) 


Jackie De Shannon (Liberty 66281) 

16 

FUNKY NORTH PHILLY 

28 

MEAN MAN 

(Manager— Keymen— BMI ) 

Bill Cosby (Warner Bros. 717) 


(Marsaint— BMI) 

Betty Harris (San Su 478) 

17 

BY THE TIME 1 GET 
TO PHOENIX 

(Johnny Rivers— BMI) 
Magnificent Man (Capitol 2134) 

29 

30 

WOMAN WITH THE BLUES 

(Don BMI) 

Lamp Sisters (Duke 427) 

LOVE IS BLUE 

(Croma— ASCAP) 

18 

1941 


Claudine Longet (A&M 909) 


(Rock— BMI) 

Tommy Northcott (Reprise 7160) 

31 

UP FROM THE SKIES 

(Sea— Lark— BMI) 

19 

WHAT IS LOVE 


Jimi Hendrix Experience (Reprise 0665) 


(Ragmar— BMI) 

Mirian Makeba (Reprise 0671) 

32 

BROWN SUGAR 

(Underground Flash— Keymen— BMI) 

20 

RED, GREEN, YELLOW & BLUE 


Watts 103rd St. Band (Warner Bros. 7175) 


(II— Gatto— BMI) 

Dickey Lee (Atco 6546) 

33 

MR. SOUL SATISFACTION 



(Unart— BMI) 

Timmy Willis (U. A. 1279) 


21 

WAYS 

(Low Sal— BMI) 

34 

LOVEY DOVEY 


Condymen (ABC 11048) 

(KINDA LOVIN) 

(Big Shot- ASCAP) 


22 

COME LIVE WITH ME 


Brenton Wood (Double Shot 126) 


(Leo Feist-ASCAP) 

Tony Scotti (Liberty 56006) 

35 

COTTON CANDY SANDMAN 



(Four Score— BMI) 

Harpers Bizarre (Warner Bros. 7172) 


23 

YOU SAY 

(Hi-Hi— Flomar— BMI) 

36 

DEAR DELILAH 


Esquires (Bunky 7753) 

(Egg- BMI) 

Grapefruit (Equinox 70000) 


24 

IN THE MORNING 

37 

COME DOWN 

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Joe South (Capitol 2060) 


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Sherlock Is Prof. Mgr. ( 

LOS ANGELES — Paramount Publishi- 
ng has assigned George Sherlock to 
:he post of west coast professional 
manager, according to a joint an- 



George Sherlock 


AGAC Adds New Members; 
Names Wax P.R. Counsel 

NEW YORK — The American Guild of 
Authors and Composers has added 
several well-known personalities to its 
roster, according to an announcement 
by Alex Kramer, vice president of the 
organization. The new members in- 
clude Adolph Green and Betty Comden 
(writers of “Funny Girl,” “On The 
Town,” and “Bells Are Ringing”) , and 
cartoonist Rube Goldberg. Also join- 
ing AGAC is the Estate of Langston 
Hughes. AGAC has recently initiated 
a new recruitment program. 

In another development at AGAC, 
Morton D. Wax & Associates has been 
designated public relations counsel for 
the operation. Morton D. Wax, presi- 
dent of the firm, graduated from 
Brooklyn College. He was previously 
with E. B. Marks Music firms and the 
American Broadcasting Company be- 
fore opening his own firm in 1956. 
Morton D. Wax & Associates handle 
a broad spectrum of accounts includ- 
ing radio outlets, commercial produc- 
ers, music publishers, and record labels 
and artists. 


Duke-Peacock Appoints 
Crawford To Promo Post 

NEW YORK— James Crawford, 
formerly with the James Brown organ- 
ization, has been named eastern 
promotion head for Duke and Peacock 

Records. 

Crawford is currently promoting 
Bobby Bland’s “Piece Of Gold” and 
the Lamp Sisters’ “Woman With The 
Blues” for the Duke-Peacock complex. 


; CHARLES VICKERS 

! "LOST Wi FAITH IN YOU" 



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I Paramount Publishing 

nouncement by Jay Lowy, general 
professional manager of the firm, and 
William R. Stinson, executive vice 
president and general manager of 
Paramount Pictures Music Publishing 
Companies. Sherlock will be based at 
Paramount Studios in Hollywood, ef- 
fective this week (18), reporting to 
Lowy at the pubbery’s New York City 
offices. 

Born in St. Augustine, Florida, 
Sherlock moved to the west coast as 
a youngster, later graduating from 
USC in Los Angeles. He entered the 
music field in 1952 as southern Cali- 
fornia promotion man for Decca Rec- 
ords; he was later upped to west coast 
promotion topper. In 1957 he became 
associated with Mike Conner in the 
latter’s independet personal manage- 
ment company. Late in 1958 Capitol 
Records beckoned, where he served as 
national singles merchandising man- 
ager. Two years later Sherlock accept- 
ed a post with Hart Distributors as 
their southern California promotion 
man, concentrating on London Rec- 
ords product. From 1962 through 1964, 
London elevated him to west coast pro- 
motion, directing activity in the eleven 
western states, while headquartering 
at Hart. In August 1964, Tower Rec- 
ords retained him as west coast sales- 
promotion manager, with subsequent 
promotion to national promotion man- 
ager in November 1967. 


Schwaid-Merenstein 
In Expansion Move 

NEW YORK — In a major expansion 
of the company’s management, pro- 
duction, and music publishing activi- 
ties, Schwaid-Merenstein will move to 
new quarters at 57 West 56th Street, 
effective March 25. 

The duo of Bob Schwaid and Lou 
Merenstein has enjoyed considerable 
success in their short association. 
Schwaid’s main concentration is the 
management of Miriam Makeba, Judy 
White, Walter Jackson, the Main At- 
traction, and Barry Goldberg. Schwaid 
is at the same time developing the 
firm’s new publishing company, In- 
herit Music. 

Merenstein, who is also involved in 
the management area, concentrates 
on Inherit Productions, which produces 
Judy White and Barry Goldberg on 
Buddah, the Main Attraction on Tower, 
the Rockets on White Whale, and the 
Nickel Bag on Kama Sutra-MGM. 
Morey Alexander is coordinating ac- 
tivities for Goldberg and the Rockets 
on the west coast. 

In the eighteen months that Schwaid 
has been managing Miriam Makeba, 
the international singing star has had 
her first pop single and album hit 
with “Pata Pata” on the Reprise label 
and has been set for her first exten- 
sive South American tour (May into 
June, 1968, taking her to Brazil, Ar- 
gentina, Mexico, and Uruguay). “Pata 
Pata” is currently one of the biggest 
U.S. records of the year in the South 
American continent. Prior to going 
into management, Schwaid was pro- 
fessional manager of Sam Fox Music. 

Merenstein began his music busi- 
ness career as a recording engineer 
and producer, moving on to become the 
vice president of Ambassador Records 
before joining Schwaid. 

The move by the firm into new 
quarters, said Schwaid, “indicates our 
growth so far, but it also shows our 
feeling that the growth of Schwaid- 
Merenstein has just begun.” 


Aberbach Names 
Meadow Exec Assistant 

NEW YORK— The Aberbach Group 
of publishing firms has appointed Jon- 
ny Meadow as executive assistant to 
Freddy Bienstock, vice president and 
general manager. The appointment 
gives Meadow the responsibility of 
professional activity, working with 
staff writers and contacting A&R men. 

Meadow comes to The Aberbach 
Group from Atlantic Records, where 
he researched and collated the label’s 
best-selling “History Of Rhythm & 
Blues” series and “The Drifters’ 
Golden Hits” album. At Atlantic, 
Meadow was the label’s vault research- 
er in the album department. He was 
also involved in publicity, promotion, 
album sales and production, and the 
day-to-day operations of Atlantic’s 
Pronot, Walden, and Cotillion music 
firms. 



Johnny Meadow 


Marlett Named Dot's 
Assistant Controller 

NEW YORK — Howard N. Marlett has 
been named to the newly created posi- 
tion of assistant controller, Dot Rec- 
ords. According to an announcement 
from David C. Watts, firm’s controller- 
treasurer, Marlett will supervise the 
recently expanded accounting division, 
reporting directly to Watts. Prior to 
joining the Dot organization, Marlett 
was Executive Assistant to the Treas- 
urer of Capitol Records for the past 
three and a half years. During his 
tenure with Capitol, Marlett’s primary 
activities centered around analyzing 
and preparing financial projections for 
possible acquisitions, and implement- 
ing new systems and procedures. 

His entry into the field was as War- 
rant Officer, U.S. Army, Chicago Ord- 
nance District. During his two year 
post, Marlett was responsible for au- 
dits of terminated military contracts; 
prepared reports and recommended 
settlements. Before accepting the Cap- 
itol Records assignment, Marlett spent 
several years with epa firms in in- 
dustry. 

Pompeii Complex Erupts 
On Dallas Music Scene 

DALLAS — A new corporation, Pom- 
peii Music, has been formed in Dallas, 
including divisions for recordings, 
publishing and talent management. 

First dealings by the company in- 
clude the purchase of Ike Turner’s 
Innis label and the signing of Ike and 
Tina Turner to a contract along with 
the Iketts. 

The company is headed by Joe L. 
Perry, formerly sales and promo rep- 
resentative with Big State Distribu- 
tors in Dallas. Pat Morgan, a veteran 
in the field of talent management and 
booking, is a partner in Pompeii and 
will devote his efforts to development 
of the management and talent divi- 
sions. 

First release from Pompeii is the 
Innis label single “So Fine” by Ike & 
Tina and the Iketts. 


Spanky & Gang To N.Y. 

NEW YORK — Spanky and Our Gang, 
having just completed their latest Mer- 
cury LP in Los Angeles, are heading 
back to New York to kick the disk 
off with an appearance on the Ed 
Sullivan Show on March 24. 

The double jacket LP titled “Like to 
Get to Know You” is directly aimed 
for mass merchandising with the in- 
clusion of a giant sized four color 
poster in addition to the hit sounds 
of the group’s “Sunday Morning” 
single. 

The “Gang” will, while in N.Y., 
spend time meeting the press and en- 
gage in a series of concerts all aid- 
ing in the promotion for the new disk. 

Among the Northeast dates set are 
gigs at Alfred University, St. Johns 
University, Trenton State College, and 
Adelphi College plus a quick trip north 
to appear in the O’Keefe Center of 
Toronto University. The activity will 
all take place during the last two 
weeks of March. 


Wand Joins Empire 

NEW YORK — Bernie Block, president 
of Empire State Distributing, the New 
York distributorship, last week an- 
nounced that the Wand label has 
joined Empire in New York. 

The rapidly growing list of lines 
carried by Empire includes Independ- 
ence, Innis, Time, Giant, Golden, Bun- 
ky, Milestone, Pace, and Dynamo. 


Epic's Orphans Offer 
'Aboveground 7 Sound 

NEW YORK — The Orphans, whose 
first single, “There’s No Flowers In 
My Garden,” was recently released by 
Epic Records, are being billed by the 
label as purveyors of the “above- 
ground” sound. 

The four young members of the Or- 
phans all hail from the Boston area, 
and they have attracted a consider- 
able following in the New England 
area by virtue of their many club 
appearances. Aiming at the broad 
mainstream of today’s pop record 
buyer, the Orphans’ instrumental and . 
vocal approach has been described as i 
being somewhat different from the I 
much-publicized “underground” wave ‘ 
which is now eminating from Boston. 

“There’s No Flowers In My Gar- ■ 
den” was penned and produced by i 
Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell, who 
also signed the Orphans to Epic. 



UNDER THE SIGN OF THE FISH— 
Pianist Ray Bryant (seated) re-inks 
with Cadet Records. Phil Chess, pres- 
ident of the diskery, is the interested 
observer while the contract is being 
signed. 


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*alli Foresees Youthful 
xplosions On Television, 
Aovie & Nightclub Scenes 

HEW YORK — Television is likely to 
" e the big new area for youthful in- 
uence, with movies and the night- 
ub ends of entertainment also 
deadening their interest in teen acts. 
With the youth market more influ- 
ulial than ever before, Frankie Valli 
has predicted that a return of music 
shows for young adults and teenagers 
is a strong prospect. More than that, 
there is a vacuum for conversation 
programs with youngsters in mind. 
Many teen acts are featured on the 
late night shows, but very few per- 
formers are included on the panel as 
out-of-the-spotlight personages. 

Currently in New York for the 
recording of a single to follow his 
“To Give” solo and album material 
with the Four Seasons, Valli and the 
group are also preparing perform- 
ances for upcoming TV show's. He 
said, though, that despite the market 
potential for record acts, television is 
limited for most pop performers. 

Recently, a greater interest has 
been shown by producers for youth 
attractions. Movies of a non-Beach 
Party nature are turning to teen 
material; and night clubs have found 
that they can draw much larger 
audiences with the booking of a pop 
performer. 

The basic hang-up is that most 
producers and sponsors are, to a large 
degree, out of touch with the young 
audience. This, however, is changing 
with many more commercials being 
aimed at the young market and a lot 
more programming of pop entertain- 
ers with a young appeal. 

Valli himself has just made appear- 
ances on the Joey Bishop, Mike Doug- 
las and other evening programs. He 
returns to California next week to 
tape “Happening ’68” and to perform 
on several shows including Woody 
Woodbury and Bishop spots. 

Valli expects that as exploitation 
of the massive teen-young adult 
market shows results, there will be 
an explosive response in television and 
the movies for record star appear- 
ances. 

Though few entertainers from the 
young music area are included in 
discussions with the guests on talk 
shows, a lot of performers have ex- 
hibited a knowledge and personality 
that is opening this door. Many are 
doing straight roles in movies, or 
working with soundtrack ventures, 
and similar expansion is to be ex- 
pected. 

Valli himself is taking drama les- 
sons when time permits, and has 
been considered for a dramatic part 
in a movie, and an appearance with 
the Four Seasons in a television film 
production. Neither deal has yet been 
concluded. 

Since he achieved success as a sole 
singer with “Can’t Take My Eyes 
Off You” and “To Give,” Valli has 
done several spots alone, but these are 
always planned to avoid conflict with 
his Four Seasons appearances. There 
has been no change in the “group 
feeling” he said. “We all work at 
whatever we do best, and there is no 
anxiety if I sing alone. The other 
guys handle administration, song 
writing or whatever they can do. 
Above all, we are a group.” 

Together six years since the Four 
Seasons had their first hit, and two- 
and-a-half years before that, the team 
operates on an equal share basis in 
all enterprises, which include record- 
ings, publishing, management and 
appearances. Everything is pooled 
and split four ways. 

Now nearing the 50,000,000 mark 
in records sold, the Four Seasons 
and Frankie Valli anticipate even 
greater expansion with the flowering 
of new exposure channels not only for 
themselves but for all youth talents. 


Atco Acquires Master 

NEW YORK — A new master on the 
Steel Town label, which is currently 
seeing action in Chicago, has been 
acquired by Atco Records. The disk, 
entitled “Big Boy,” features the 
i'ackson Five. It was produced by 
*h Young. Atco began distributing 
platter on the Steel Town label 
week. 


The nationwide “Superteen” talent 
hunt, with the addition of two more 
pop music radio outlets, has completed 
its lineup of 30 major-market stations 
that will participate at the local level. 
From among the outlets’ local winners, 
nine performers will be chosen to ap- 
pear, along with top-name entertain- 
ers, on the “Superteen” one-hour net- 
work TV color special in August, to 
be sponsored by the Singer Company 
and packaged by Robert E. Petersen 
Productions in Hollywood. The final 
stations to announce participation are 
WCAO-Baltimore and WQAM-Miami, 
Fla., according to Petersen vice presi- 
dent Robert L. Dellinger, who is “Su- 
perteen” executive director and pro- 
ducer of the special. Dellinger said 
that, with the participating station list 
completed, planning for the local talent 
searches is now underway. Promotion 
materials and entry blanks are being 
sent to the outlets and to some 2,000 
Singer Centers. Entry blanks will also 
appear in ’Teen Magazine in May. 
Stations will begin promoting in mid- 
April, and local talent hunts will be 
conducted during May to select best 
male singer, female singer, and in- 
strumental or vocal group. Entrants 
will be competing for more than $200,- 
000 in prizes, including Capitol record- 
ing contracts, Pontiac Firebirds cus- 
tomized with hi-fi equipment and tele- 
vision, Singer merchandise, and Vox 
music instruments. 



SITTING IN ON ‘THE IN SOUND’: 
Singer Pat Lundy chats with Jim 
Cashion of the syndicated radio show 
“The In Sound.” The lark’s treatment 
of “Does She Ever Remind You Of 
Me” from her new Columbia album, 
“Soul Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues,” 
was recently selected as an “In Sound.” 
“The In Sound” program is a public 
service series presented by the U.S. 
Army. 

After flying up and down the court 
for 24 games, WOWO-Ft. Wayne’s 
“Aces of the Air,” a basketball team 
made up of air personalities and staff 
members of the outlet, amassed a 14-10 
record in its second season of play 
with Fort Wayne area high school 
faculty teams. The “Aces” drew almost 
39,500 fans and raised more than $33,- 
711 for school activity and charitable 
funds. The WO WO quintet, with the 
help of three former college basket- 
ball stars, improved on last season’s 
7-11 record. Again, as last season, the 
“Aces” high scorer was former Ball 
State University eager Ron Latham, 
who averaged 27 points a game. Neil 
Reincke, former Valparaiso University 
standout, maintained a 13 point per 
game scoring average. The scoring 
leader for the station staff was night- 
time personality John Cigna, who 
averaged 11 points a game. WOW O 
all-night personality Mike O’Shea, 
whose contributions appear to have 
been mainly defensive, caged 8 points 
during the season. The proceeds of 
the games were used for construction 
of new press facilities, initiation of a 
wrestling program, purchase of audio 
visual equipment, new water coolers, 
school billboards, band uniforms, ath- 
letic equipment, and wth a bow to- 
wards flower power, a faculty flower 
fund. 

Following the success last year of 
the computerized All Time Heavy- 
weight Tournament and Championship 


Fight, which was syndicated on radio 
stations around the world, the All Time 
Middleweight Tournament and Cham- 
pinoship Fight will follow the same 
format. The middleweight tourney will 
be syndicated to approximately 500 
U.S. radio outlets in virtually every 
market in the country, and about 250 
stations around the world, starting 
September 9, 1968. Distributed by 
Woroner Productions of Miami, Fla., 
the middleweight bouts are the crea- 
tion of company president Murry Wor- 
oner. Utilizing abstruse mathematical 
formulae devised by National Cash 
Register experts, and Henry Meyer, 
president of SPS Data Processing of 
Miami, the data is programmed into 
the N.C.R. 315 computer by staff spe- 
cialists at the company’s headquarters 
in Dayton. The boxers who were nomi- 
nated to engage in the tourney were 
selected and rated by top fight author- 
ities and sportswriters on the basis of 
129 variables per man — a total of 2,064 
variables. Then they were paired by 
three of boxing’s major figures: Chris 
Dundee, Nat Fleischer, and Angelo 
Dundee. A nationwide contest called 
“Pick the Winners” will be held in 
conjunction with the program on local 
radio outlets. 



DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS: Michael 
Roshkind (1.), vice president of Mo- 
town, is shown above receiving a check 
for $8,000 from Warren Earl, general 
manager of KHJ-Los Angeles. The 
money will go to the Motown Scholar- 
ship Fund. The new contribution rep- 
resents KHJ’s portion of the album 
receipts from the sale of the “Boss 
Goldens Album,” which was released 
by the outlet last fall. Under the rules 
of the scholarship, the funds will aid 
students in the pursuit of “musical ex- 
cellence.” 

SPUTTERS: Mike Powell, associate 
news director of KSFO-San Francisco, 
has been named chairman of the Free- 
dom of Information Committee of the 
Northern California Chapter of Sigma 
Delta Chi, the international profes- 
sional journalism society. 

VITAL STATISTICS: Rhett Hamilton 
Walker I, formerly air personality and 
production director at KRLA-Pasa- 
dena, has been appointed operations 
manager of KRUX-Phoenix. ... Walt 
Robin, formerly with KXOL-Fort 
Worth, where he worked the 5-9 A.M. 
drive show, has taken over the 9 A.M. 
to 1 P.M. slot at KFJZ-Fort Worth, 
replacing Bob White, who has gone 
into sales. . . .Jerry Brooke has exited 
WSAI-Cincinnati to join WDGY-Min- 
neapolis, where he will be doing a com- 
bination “controversial conversation” 
and music program from 6 to 9 A.M. 

. . . Dale Ulmer, formerly an announc- 
er for WHO-Des Moines, is now an 
announcer for WOWO-Ft. Wayne. . . . 
Jackson Ross, formerly with WTAC- 
Flint, has been named program direc- 
tor of KDWB-Minneapolis. 



The Vanilla Fudge is comprised of 
Carmine Appici, drums; Tim Bogert, 
bass; Vince Martell, lead guitar; and ,1 
Mark Stein, organ. Tim and Mark met 
in 1966 when they were playing with 
Rick Martin and the Showmen. They 
left the group, taking the Showmen 
drummer with them. Vince, who had 
just come up from Florida, joined 
Tim and Mark, and Carmine became 
the new drummer. Thus was the Va- 
nilla Fudge formed. Carmine, 21, was 
born in Staten Island, and attended 
school in Brooklyn. He has played 
drums for seven years. Tim, 23, is 
Manhattan-born, and he was educated 
at Richfield Public and RCA Institute 
of Electronics. He helps with the 
Fudge’s A&R work. Vince, 23, played 
drums in his high school band, and 
performed with a few local Florida 
groups before coming north to join 
the Fudge. Mark, born in March 1947 , 
in Bayonne, N.J., sang on the Star- 
time TV’er when he was four. At i 
twelve, he took up the guitar and 
started his own group, which played 
high school dances. “The Beat Goes 
On,” the Vanilla Fudge’s current Atco 
LP, is number 14 on the charts this 
week. 


Third Rail 



The Third Rail consists of Artie 
Resnick, his wife Kris, and Joe Levine. 
All three were songwriters before they 
joined forces as performers. Artie has 
won four BMI Top Ten Awards for 
his compositions: “Good Lovin’,” re- 
corded by the Young Rascals; “Under 
The Boardwalk" (the Drifters); “One 
Kiss For Old Times Sake” and “A 
Little Bit Of Heaven” (both sung by 
Ronnie Dove). Artie is a graduate of 
Washington Irving High School in 
New York and Johns Hopkins Uni- 
versity. Kris Gardener Resnick, who 
is from Maryland, is a graduate of the 
Grier School in Pennsylvania and 
Skidmore College. She traces her inter- 
est in music back to her childhood 
and admits that “my mom drove me 
crazy playing the piano and the only 
way to stop her was to play the piano 
myself.” Joe was born in the Bronx 
and grew up on Long Island. He gradu- 
ated from Bayside High School and 
worked with local bands. The Third 
Rail’s current Epic single, “It’s Time 
To Say Goodbye,” is number 84 on 
the charts this week. 


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CRC Changes Name; 


Diversifies Service 


LOS ANGELES — Capitol Record 
Club, one of the larger mail order 
houses, has changed its name to Cap- 
tol Direct Marketing Corp. and divers- 
ified into the direct marketing of 
books, art reproductions, and general 
merchandise in addition to records. 
Edward L. Nash, president of the 
Capitol Records subsidiary firm, said 
that the Capitol Record Club (CRC) 
had quadrupled its sales volume over 
the past four years and that the firm 
is listed among the nation’s one hun- 
dred largest advertisers. 

Additionally, Nash said, “We have 
developed outstanding capabilities in 


the marketing and technology of the 
direct mail business. We’ve turned 
direct mail advertising into a precise 
science and made a major investment 
in the computerization of all aspects 
of the direct mail business. Our divers- 
ification into the direct marketing of 
books, art reproductions, and other 
general merchandise is simply a mat- 
ter of getting maximum use of our 
capabilities, facilities, and experience. 
The opportunities for growth in the 
new areas are every bit as huge as 
the record business and we expect 
to achieve a comparable level of suc- 
cess.” 


WHERE THE RAINBOW ENDS 

Tony Hiller (P.I.P.) 

MAYBE SOMEDAY 
YOUR EYES 

High Windows (Epic) 

I'M GETTING SENTIMENTAL 
OVER YOU 

Jack Jones (RCA Victor) 

GREEN GRASS 

Johnny Mann Singers (Liberty) 

ASK ANY WOMAN 

Carmen McRae (Atlantic) 

WE CAN GET THERE BY 
CANDLELIGHT 

New Faces (Parrot) 

CARAVAN 

Bert Kaempfert (Decca) 

Les Paul (London) 

Wes Montgomery (Verve) 

COUNT THE WAYS 

Society’s Children (Atco) 

SERENATA 

Sergio Franchi (RCA Victor) 

Harold Vick (RCA Victor) 

DOWN-DOWN-DOWN 

Count Basie & Mills Bros (Dot) 

SHEIK OF ARABY 

Bert Kaempfert (Decca) 

Jim Kweskin Jug Band . . . .(Reprise) 

MOOD INDIGO 

Brenda Lee & Pete Fountain (Decca) 
Jim Kweskin Jug Band . . . .(Reprise) 

BEYOND THE SHADOW 
OF A DOUBT 

Billy Fury (Bell) 

ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY 
MARGIE 

George Jessel (Audio Fidelity) 

STAR DUST 
BLUE TANGO 

Four-Score Pianos (Ranwood) 

ON THE BEACH 

Finder’s Keepers (Fontana) 

RED ROSES FOR A BLUE LADY 

Al Hirt (RCA Victor) 

Ernie Freeman (Dunhill) 

YOU'VE GOT YOUR TROUBLES 

Cab Calloway (P.I.P.) 

EVER SINCE YOU TOLD ME 
THAT YOU LOVE ME (I'm A Nut) 

Tiny Tim (Reprise) 

WHO'S SORRY NOW 

Bobby Vinton (Epic) 

Guitar Underground (Project 3) 

ALL MY LOVE 

Billy Vaughn (Dot) 

LOVESICK BLUES 

Hank Locklin (RCA Victor) 

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W&W 1790 Broadway 

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Monument Releases 
Albums For March 

NASHVILLE — Monument Records 
announced last week the release of 
their March album product which in- 
cludes LP’s by several chart-riding 
artists. 

Included in the package of ten LP’s 
is an album by the label’s newest dis- 
covery Henson Cargill. The LP is 
titled after Cargill’s hit recording of 
“Skip A Rope.” The single hit high 
in the pop charts and was in the 
number one position in the country 
charts. The hit propelled Cargill into 
the national spotlight almost over- 
night, resulting in appearances on 
“The Joey Bishop Show,” “The John 
Gary Show,” and attention from book- 
ing agents throughout the country. 
He is expected to announce a personal 
management and booking agreement 
this week. 

Another top offering in the March 
release is perrenial favorite Boots 
Randolph’s “Sunday Sax.” Early sales 
indicate the LP could be one of the 
most outstanding releases in a long 
list of Randolph successes. 

“The Nashville Guitars At Home” 
features several of Music City’s most 
outstanding guitar talents including 
Joe Tanner, Jimmy Colvard, Pete 
Wade, Harold Bradley, Jack Eubanks, 
and Jerry Byrd. Included on the LP 
are a number of classics such as 
“Distant Drums,” “Misty Blue,” and 
“Make The World Go Away.” 

Adding yet another Charles Azna- 
vour album to the Monument Catalog 
is “Aznavour Italiano Vol. 1” in which 
the French stylist goes Italian. Don 
Cherry’s latest LP is entitled “Let It 
Be Me.” 

Three top C&W artists are included 
in the March LP release. They are 
Billy Walker with “I Taught Her 
Everything She Knows,” Jeannie Seely 
with “I’ll Love You More,” and Hank 
Cochran “The Heart Of Hank.” 

Sound Stage 7, a subsidiary of Mon- 
ument, offers Joe Simon’s new LP “No 
Sad Songs” from his hit of the same 
title. Simon continues to build a strong 
following in the pop and R&B field. 

Robert Knight, who records on the 
Rising Sons label, another Monument 
subsidiary, offers his first LP titled 
“Everlasting Love,” taking advantage 
of his single smash of the same title. 

Steve Poncio, Monument vice-presi- 
dent and director of sales, said early 
reaction to the album release has been 
excellent. He pointed out that the 
release was timed to take maximum 
advantage of singles success especially 
in the case of Knight, Simon, Cargill, 
Randolph, Seely, and Walker. 


HEADQUARTERS OF 
OUTSTANDING MUSIC PUBLISHERS 

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A Few Fine Offices Available 

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CashBox Sure Shots 


The Cash Box "Sure Shots" highlight records which reports from retail dealers throughout tfe 
nation indicate are already beginning to sell quantity or else give indication of doing so 

LADY MADONNA 

Beatles Capitol 12138 

SHERRY DON'T GO 

Letterman Capitol 2132 

100 YEARS 

Nancy Sinatra Reprise 0670 

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YOU'VE STILL GOT A PLACE IN MY HEART 

Dean Martin Reprise 0672 

COWBOYS TO GIRLS 

Intruders Gamble 214 


HONEY 

Bobby Goldsboro United Artists 50283 

UNKNOWN SOLDIER 

Doors Elektra 628 

TIN SOLDIER 

Small Faces Immediate 5003 


2 BMI Songs Qualify 
For Double Payment 

NEW YORK — Two songs, having 
logged over one million feature broad- 
cast performances, have become elig- 
ible for double performance payments. 
They bring the list of such BMI songs 
to 34. The songs are: “Anytime” by 
Hank Lawson and published through 
Hill and Range; and “King Of The 
Road” by Roger Miller published by 
Tree Music. 

Songs qualify for double BMI pay- 
ments when they have had an excess 
of one million logged performances 
throughout the U.S. and Canada while 
in the BMI repertoire. The double pay- 
ment is not applicable to songs al- 
ready receiving multiple credit (con- 
cert works, show music, movie works). 


Ehrenkaufer Dead At 48 

NEW YORK — Oscar Ehrenkaufer, 
director of diversification systems for 
CBS Direct Marketing Services, died 
last week (12) in Memorial Hospital 
after a prolonged illness. He was 48 
years old. 

Seymour L. Gartenberg, executive 
vice president of the CBS Direct Mar- 
keting Services Division, said in mak- 
ing the announcement to his staff, “It 
is with deep regret that I announce 
the death of Oscar Ehrenkaufer . . . 
Oscar, for more than 20 years, was 
an associate whose friendship and 
abilities we valued highly. We shall 
miss his counsel, his integrity, and 
most of all his friendship.” 

Ehrenkaufer joined CBS more than 
20 years ago in Columbia Records’ 
accounting department. Since that 
time he served in various capacities 
within the CBS Records, CBS/Colum- 
bia Group and CBS Direct Marketing 
Services Division. 

Surviving are his widow, Gertrude, 
five sons, a daughter, and his mother, 
Mrs. Jenny Ehrenkaufer. 


Cowsills Cutting New LP 

NEW YORK— MGM’s the Cowsills 
have been cutting material for their 
next album since Mar. 9th. The new ■ 
package is sked’ed for release in May 
and is entitled, “Captain Sad And 
His Ship Of Fools.” Approximately 
75% of the package will be comprised 
of original Cowsill material. The al- 
bum is being produced by Bill and 
Bob Cowsill, who have usually been 
featured vocalists on the earlier Cow- 
sills efforts. This one will include 
solos by Barry, John, Barbara, and 
Susan Cowsill. Production is sked’ed 
to run through April 17. 


United States of America 
Introed By Col. At Party 

NEW YORK — Columbia Records 
hosted a party on March 13, to intro- 
duce its new electronic rock band, the 
United States of America. More than 
300 guests who were on hand to hear* 
the group perform a number of selec-| 
tions from their debut Columbia LP, 1 
“The United States Of America.” 

The United States of America offers 
a brand of music that combines con- 
temporary rock, exotic foreign rhy- 
thms and heavy samplings of classical 
music. Their impressive array of in- 
struments not only includes the usual 
guitar, bass and drums, but also an 
electronic synthesizer, electric violin, 
electric bass and electric drums. 

To show the group’s versatility, 
they were joined by a string quartet 
in full dress and by a brass band. 
Throughout the USA’s performance, 
a series of underground films were 
shown. 

Recordings by the United States of 
America are produced under the 
supervision of Columbia Records’ A&R 
producer, David Rubinson. 


Off The Set 

Capitol artist Al Mar- 
tino (center) signs auto- 
graphs for popular TV 
personalities from the 
“Gunsmoke” saga: Mil- 

burn Stone (left) and Ken 
Curtis (right). The occa- 
sion was Martino’s Las 
Vegas debut at the Flam- 
ingo Hotel. 



Cash Box — March 23, 1968 





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ItsshBox album Reviews 



Pop Picks 



TO RUSSELL, MY BROTHER, WHOM I SLEPT 
WITH— Bill Cosby— Warner Bros. W/WS 1734 
Bill Cosby, whose comedy albums have all been 
big chart entries, is assured of yet another winner 
with this new LP. The title track describes Cosby’s 
childhood with his younger brother and his fear- 
some father. The humor is warm, winning, and 
quite human. The comic’s two young daughters 
are also lovingly commented upon in “The Losers.” 
Watch this one zoom up the charts. 







BOTTLE OF WINE— Fireballs— Atco SD 33-239 

Titled after their recent smash single, a funky 
rock version of Tom Paxton’s folk-styled cleffing, 
“Bottle Of Wine,” the Fireball’s new LP is a 
powerhouse effort that’s bound to set thousands 
of turntables to spinning. There are a few bal- 
lads on the set, but most of the material is rock, 
not hard or psychedelic, just very infectious, with 
a good, solid beat. Jimmy Gilmer sings lead. Don’t 
let this set out of your sight. 



NANCY & LEE — Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazle- 
wood — Reprise R/RS 6273 

These two artists have had highly successful 
combination efforts in the past, and their latest 
is a powerhouse. Some of the stronger tracks in- 
clude: “Jackson,” “I’ve Been Down So Long It 
Looks Like Up To Me,” “Summer Wine,” “Some 
Velvet Morning,” and “Greenwich Village Folk 
Song Salesman.” Looks like lots of play and 
plenty of sales, from many quarter^, for this set. 



LOOKING AT YOU— Sandy Posey— MGM E/SE 
4525 

Sandy Posey offers an album of eleven pop 
melodies, rendering her material with lilting, sin- 
uous grace. Included on the disk are the artist’s 
chart single, “Something I’ll Remember,” “Will 
You Love Me Tomorrow,” “The Meadow Of My 
Love,” and “It’s Not Easy.” The lark should soon 
see chart action with this excellent LP. 



JUST TODAY— Bobby Vee— Liberty LST 7554 
Containing “Beautiful People,” and the recently 
charted “Maybe Just Today” single in addition to 
his upcoming “My Girl — Hey Girl” single, this 
set could easily prove to be a powerful sales 
vehicle for songster Bobby Vee. The LP might 
best be categorized as easy going, medium-paced 
rock. Put it high on your list of disks to watch. 





HERE WE GO ’ROUND THE MULBERRY 
BUSH — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — 
United Artists UAL 4175/UAS 5175 
This LP contains eight cuts by the Spencer 
Davis Group, two by Traffic and one by Andy 
Ellison, all of which go to make up the score for < 
the flick, “Here We Go ’Round The Mulberry 
Bush.” Considering the popularity of the Spencer' 
Davis Group, the album should see good sales. 
The Group offers a series of rockers that their 
fans are sure to want to hear. Traffic and Andy 
Ellison warrant a listen too. 



GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD— Lettermen— Capitol 
ST 2865 

The three Lettermen — Jim Pike, Gary Pike & 
Tony Butala — here offer another album character- 
ized by the dreamy, romantic singing that has 
made them a hit disk act. Highlights of the set 
include the trio’s recent hit, the medley “Goin’ 
Out Of My Head /Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” 
another medley, “Love Is Blue/Greensleeves,” 
“Never My Love” and “By The Time I Get To 
Phoenix.” The set shapes up as a certain chart 
winner. 


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LOVE IS BLUE— Claudine Longet— A&M SP 4142 
Claudine Longet has established herself as one 
of the most popular songstresses of our times, and 
this album shows why. Her soft, alluring voice, 
with its enchanting French accent, disarms the 
listener and leaves him helpless and spellbound. 
On this LP, Claudine offers a variety of good 
music bouncers and ballads, including “Love Is 
Blue” (which she sings in French), “Happy Talk,” 
“When I Look In Your Eyes (from “Dr. Do- 
little”), and eight others. Should be on the charts 
soon. 




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LAURINDO ALMEIDA— Capitol T/ST 2866 
Guitarist Laurindo Almeida performs a set of 
graceful, lyrical pop tunes, displaying great tech- 
nical virtuousity and deep feeling. Among the 
strong selections are the title track, “Up, Up And' 
Away,” “When I Look In Your Eyes,” and “My 
Own True Love.” This lovely LP figures to enjoy* 
brisk pop and middle-of-the-road sales action. I| 


DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED — Moody Blues/ 1 
Peter Knight & London Festival Orch. — Deram 
DE 16012— DES 18012 ' 

The Moody Blues have joined forces with the 
London Festival Orchestra (Peter Knight conduct- 
ing) to create an imaginative album of instrumen- 
tals, songs and recited poetry. The LP follows 
the progress of a day from dawn to night. Sym- I 
phonic music bordering on the classical, music in 
the middle-of-the-road vein and rock are all em- 
ployed. Highlight of the set, to this reviewer, is 
the Ravel-like opening track, which concludes with 
a spoken poem. 



LOVE THAT BERT KAEMPFERT— Decca 74986 
Middle-of-the-road master Bert Kaempfert here 
offers a set which is certain to take its place with 
his other hit LP’s. On this one, the famed con- 
ductor/composer/arranger and His Orchestra play 
five Kaempfert-penned ditties, including “Lonely 
Is The Name,” and “The First Waltz,” and six 
tunes by others, including “Caravan,” “The Glory 
Of Love” and “The Sheik Of Araby.” Lots of solid 
good music sounds on this LP. Watch it rise. 



CHARLES AZNAVOUR SINGS HIS NEW LOVE 
SONGS IN FRENCH — Reprise R/RS 6288 

Charles Aznavour sings of the joys and sorrows 
of love in French. The artist penned all the tunes, 
several in collaboration with others. Intensity and 
drama characterize Aznavour’s songs, and the 
message is universal. The entertainer has long 
been recognized as one of the world’s leading 
singer of love songs, and this album should only 
serve to cement his reputation. 





PETER NERO PLAYS ‘LOVE IS BLUE’ AND 
TEN OTHER GREAT SONGS— RCA Victor LPM/ 
LSP 3936 

RCA’s popular pianist, Peter Nero, here lends 
his talents to eleven selections, most of them cur- 
rent or recent hits. Nero’s reading of Paul Mau- 
riat’s current Philips smash, “Love Is Blue,” is 
steady-moving and lushly backed, and “Windy,” 
“Sunny,” “The Glory Of Love” and “Who Will 
Answer?” all receive interpretations that are 
bound to please the artist’s fans. Should do well 
on the charts. 



VIENNA, CITY OF DREAMS — Andrew Koste- 
lanetz — Columbia MS 7087 

Andre Kostelanetz and his Orchestra pay musi- 
cal tribute to the city of Vienna, interpreting thee 
works of seven composers. Pieces by Johann 
Strauss, Franz Lehar, Emmerich Kalman, and 
Oscar Straus are featured on the LP. The music 
is gay, romantic, and colorful, and the set should 
prove highly enjoyable to a wide variety of lis- 
teners. 




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( AH CALLOWAY *68— P.I.P. 6801 
Veteran music man Cab Calloway, currently 
starring- on Broadway with Pearl Bailey in "Hello 
Dolly” has come up with a sparkling album of 
show tunes and standards. Backed by the "Bugs" 
Power Orchestra. Calloway sings with spirited 
showmanship such famed ditties as “Hello Dolly,” 
"Baubles, Bangles & Beads,” "Cabaret,” "Sway,” 
and seven more. Calloway’s career has already 
spanned four decades, and he is still a strong 
and up-to-date performer. 



THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH 
— MGM Svmphonv Orch. /Foster — MGM S1E 
12ST. 

This striking album showcases music and nar- 
ration from the recent TV special. The cantata 
which comprises Lalo Sehifrin’s score is inter- 
preted by the MGM Studio Symphony Orchestra 
under the direction of Lawrence Foster. Lawrence 
Harvey handles the narrative chores. The success 
of the TV special could make this LP a strong 
sales item. 



YOUR OWN THING— Original Cast— RCA Vic- 
tor LOC/LSO 1I1S 

RCA has invested in two “rock musicals” to 
date, both of them succesful. The first was “Hair," 
the second ‘Your Own Thing.” "Your Own Thing,” 
based loosely upon Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night," 
is about a twin brother and sister, both of them 
pop singers, whose identities get mixed up. The 
spirited music and lyrics are by Hal Hester and 
Danny Apolinar. Rock music influences the show 
but does not dominate it. Style is basically Broad- 
way or off-Broadway. 



SPANKIN’ BRAND NEW — Spankj Wilson — 
Mothers Records & the Snarf Company MR/MRS 
69 

New songstress Spanky Wilson serves up a 
package of pop ditties, all written by Howlett 
Smith. The lark has a big, bright voice, and she 
sings with verve and energy. Included on the LP 
are such winners as “You’re Gonna Miss Me,” 
"Love Is Like An Old Man,” “On The Morning 
After,” and “The Last Day Of Summer.” The 
set is a sparkling entry by the artist. 


THEWCRLD 
OF THE YOUNG 


LES BROWN AND HIS BAND OF RENOWN 
PLAYS FOR THE WORLD OF THE YOUNG— 
Decca DL 1965/74965 

The big band sound of Les Brown is showcased 
to good advantage on this set of solid pop sounds. 
Rich, full orchestrations eniich such melodies as 
"The Look Of Love,” “Green Tambourine,” "If 
You Ever Leave Me," and “Live For Life (Vivre 
Pour Vivre).” The disk shapes up as a good music 
powerhouse. 



CARNIVAL OF LIFE— Lee Michaels— A&M SP 
1140 

Here’s a powerful package of funky, hard driv- 
ing contemporalia by Lee Michaels. Might well 
be plenty of sales and spins in store for the set 
throughout the full spectrum of the youth and 
youth oriented market. In addition to the title 
track, some of the finer efforts include: “Why,” 
"Tomorrow,” and “Love.” 



AUTOSALVAGE— RCA Victor LPM/LSI* 3910 
The lyrics of Autosalvage’s songs may be a bit 
opaque, but its sound is not. Hard-driving, pul- 
sating, and permeated with medieval instruments, 
the music is inventive rock. The set features such 
tunes as “Auto Salvage,” which asks "What kind 
of person owned a fifty-nine Ford?” “Burglar 
Song.” “Ancestral Wants,” and "A Hundred 
Days.” Autosalvage could very well create a good 
deal of interest with this LP. 



THE FOUR SCORE PIANOS — Ranwood RLP 
18001/RLP 8001 

Plenty of piano music here, backed by strong 
rhythmic accompaniment. It's good musie/middle- 
of-tne-road fare and could cause quite a stir in 
the marketplace. “Theme From Summerplace," 
"Poor People Of Paris," "Exodus,” “Somewhere 
My Love," and "Blue Tango” arc highlights. Keep 
tabs on this one. It might be a biggie. 


Jazz Picks 



NEFERTITI — Miles Davis — Columbia CL 2794/ 
CS 9594 

A particularly strong jazz package, this one 
features Miles Davis on trumpet as backed up by 
Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on 
piano, Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams at 
the drum. “Nefertiti,” “Madness,” and “Fall” are 
outstanding ventures. The LP should see wide- 
spread jazz play. 



JOHNNY SMITHS KALEIDOSCOPE — Verve 
V/V6-8737 

Guitarist Johnny Smith renders a set of ten 
jazz sessions, performing with bravura technique 
and sensitvity. He is accompanied by Hank Jones, 
piano; Geoi'ge Duvivier, bass; and Don Lamond, 
drums. Top tracks include "Walk Don’t Run,” 
"Days Of Wine And Roses,” “Sweet Lorraine," 
and “Dreamsville.” Jazzophiles should find this of- 
fering much to their liking. 



Classical Picks 

MUSSORGSKY: BORIS GODUNOV’ HIGH- 

LIGHTS — Petrov/Melik — Pashayev/Bolshoi Thea- 
ter-Melodiya/Angel SR 40049 

Melodiya /Angel makes available to the Ameri- 
can listener contemporary recordings from the 
U.S.S.R., and this LP of highlights from the most 
famous of all Russian operas features the great 
Soviet bass, Ivan Petrov, in the title role; Valen- 
tina Klepatskaya as Feodor; George Shulpin as 
Shuisky; and the Chorus and Orchestra of the 
Bolshoi Theater conducted by Alexander Melik- 
Pahayev. Petrov’s magnificent voice dominates 
the set, which should experience excellent sales 
in classical circles. 



AN ALBUM OF CELLO FAVORITES— Antonio 
Janigro— Cardinal VCS 10018 
Antonio Janigro, an excellent cellist, performs 
on this album sixteen short “cello favorites” by 
a variety of composers. Accompaniment by pianist 
Antonio Bettrami, Janigro plays the passionate 
Intermezzo from Granados’ “Goyescas," Do Fal- 
la’s often-heard “Ritual Fire Dance,” the beauti- 
ful "The Swan,” by Saint-Saens, a Chopin noc- 
turne arranged for the cello by Piatigorsky and 
twelve other fine works. Should do well. 


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We price-tested HP’s in various markets at 
various price levels and found thatsalesshot 
up six hundred to two thousand per cent 
at 39°*. So, we lowered the price to 39°. 

Sure, HP’s were a bargain before at 69°*. 
And stores were selling a bundle of them. 
But at 39°, they’re an even hotter item. Kids 
can’t get enough of them. 

You come out way ahead, too. Because you 
getthesame margin at 39° as you did at69°. 

Radio/phono sales take off, too. Selling 
more Hip Pocket Records helps you sell 
the Philco portable radio/record player. 


This baby’s a neat little money maker. A six- 
transistor radio — 33 and 45 record player. 
Just 5V4 x 10 inches. Just $24.95*. 

In the stores where we lowered the price 
on HP’s, Philco radio/phono sales jumped 
anywhere from three hundred to seven 
hundred per cent. 


If you like to play the percentages, talk to 
your guy from Philco-Ford about Philco Hip 
Pocket Records. 



FAMOUS FOR QUALITY THE WORLD OVER 
PHILCO-FORD CORP., PHILA., PA. 19134 


Talent On Stage 


HOUR GLASS 
SUNSHINE COMPANY 


No matter how you spell it, the 
Whiskey, Whisky, Whisk or Whiskee- 
A-Go-Go is a deafening din den. No 
matter how saccharin the set, the 
sonic assault is hyperamplified to deci- 
bels decidedly in excess of 80, the 
spectrum at which irreversible deaf- 
ness starts to set in. 

What was it that Stan Freberg said 
at the recent Grammy awards ban- 
quet? His salutation, as we recall, was 
“In behalf of the Fender Company, I 
want to welcome you to Tom Swift 
and his Electric Music Business.’’ One 
doesn’t have to cherish the bygone era 
of jazz clubs that offered no more than 
a lone on-stage mike to label the 
Whisky a 100 proof bonded acoustical 
torture chamber, an ultrasonic no-man’s 
land and a probable health hazard. 

Even between sets, its three walled 
light show, mostly slide projections of 
Monterey pop shots, is offered to 
presbycusis-producing platters. And, 
almost hidden by an imposing array of 
amps and wires, high up in a far 
corner of the balcony, is a huge black/ 
white poster of that mighty quintes- 
sence Bob Dylan. Hands agonizingly 
held to face. No doubt reprising a 
phrase from one of his recent copy- 
rights “There must be some way outa 
here . , . too much confusion — can’t 
get no relief.” 

The Hour Glass and Sunshine Com- 
pany are a duo of adventuresome quin- 
tets. Both thoroughly musical. At half 
the decibel level they could be twice 


as rewarding. The Hour Glass, post- 
Atlantic oriented urban blues con- 
tingent, fuses traditional 12 bar 
themes to neoteric rock. And to an 
inspirational cadence (credit drummer 
Johnny Sandlin for stimulating the 
spirited results) that rivals Basie and 
the best from Memphis. Gregg All- 
man, who composed most of their 
sides, offers most of the vocal power, 
splitting between an electric piano and 
whipped -cream -white Stratocaster. 
Lyrical content (“I Still Want Your 
Love,” “Going Nowhere,” “Power of 
Love” and “Now is the Time”) con- 
tinues the one-dimensional Stax style. 
Concerned with love lost, discovered 
or re-captured. 

The Sunshine fivesome offers a more 
diversified repertoire. More melodic 
in approach, even sans studio strings, 
group emphasizes choral harmonies 
with Mary Nance (several pounds 
lighter than last we caught the group) 
adding allurement plus an identifiable 
sound. Standout numbers: “Willie 

Jean,” (Country blues) “Better Lovin’ 
Man,” (Hoyt Axton’s rhythmic C&W 
copyright) and “Gifts Are for Giv- 
ing” (vocal solo by Nance followed 
by extended Shankar-istic guitars). 

Both groups, incidentally, cut for 
Liberty complex — The Sunshine Co. 
are on Imperial and the Hour Glass 
ticks for Liberty. Both synthesizing 
skilled and inventive musicianship to 
blues, folk and country under the 
heading of “pop.” 


ELECTRIC FLAG 


CAFE AU GO GO, N.Y. — The night 
was appropriately cold and snowy, it 
was the anniversary of the great 
blizzard of 1888, Mike Bloomfield lead 
guitar /vocals for the Electric Flag, 
stepped out onto the stage at Howard 
Solomon’s Bleeker St. club and 
launched a tirade against the foulness 
of the weather and the club’s ‘stand 
outside until we let you in policy.’ His 
remarks about the club’s policy weren’t 
particularly good natured but neither 
is the policy. 

Bloomfield had the Blues and trans- 
lated them into some of the finest 
single string guitar work this reviewer 
has ever had the pleasure of hearing. 
His vocals sometimes leave something 
to be desired but you don’t go to see 
the Flag to hear Bloomfield sing . . . 
you go for his guitar and that leaves 
nothing but the memory of beautiful 


DAVE VAN RONK & 

ROLLING STONE, N.Y.— Dave Van 
Ronk, formerly a solo folk singer, re- 
cently formed a group called the Hud- 
son Dusters, and he and the group 
have been appearing at spots like the 
Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village 
and the Rolling Stone discotheque on 
midtown Manhattan’s east side. 

With his new group, Van Ronk per- 
forms a variety of material. He still 
sings some of the blues numbers for 
which he is be3t known, but, assisted 
by the Dusters, he has added to his 
repertoire a number of popular songs 
and contemporary ballads by such 
writers as Joni Mitchell and the Dust- 
ers’ own Dave Woods. 

On Friday night (8) at the Rolling- 
Stone, Van Ronk and the Dusters of- 
fered a program that included both 
the amusing and the serious. High- 
lights were the light and infectious 
“Swinging On A Star,” a haunting 


Blues. Buddy Miles, the group’s super- 
together drummer, may have had a 
touch of the Blues himself judging 
from his vocals (while drumming) on 
“Sittin’ By The Dock Of The Bay” 
and “Hey Joe.” Harvey Brooks, his 
great hairy countenance standing up 
in the front with Bloomfield, just sort 
of weaved around and thumped out 
funky solid bass lines worthy of the 
highest accolades. Bloomfield, Miles, 
and Brooks are the nucleus of the 
group, the rest is comprised of a couple 
of horns and a powerful electric organ. 

The Electric Flag (Columbia) was 
preceded on the bill by Charles O’Hag- 
gerty, P. F. Sloan (Dunhill), and a 
very funny comic name,d, Larry 
Hankin. 


HUDSON DUSTERS 

and reflective ballad about illusions 
and reality by Joni Mitchell called 
“Clouds (From ‘Both Sides Now,’)” 
and the humorously savage “Romping 
Through The Swamp.” Long instru- 
mental sections, quite popular now- 
adays in live performances, were fea- 
tured in some of the numbers, and the 
Hudson Dusters played several instru- 
mentals while Van Ronk took a break. 

Van Ronk’s voice, powerful when he 
sings blues and gentle on numbers like 
“Clouds,” could carry the right song 
to a high place on the charts, and his 
impressive appearance — he is over six 
feet tall, bearded, and looks like a 
Russian king — could help him to 
achieve national popularity. 

The sounds of Van Ronk and his 
new group may be heard on the re- 
cently issued Verve/Forecast album, 
“Dave Van Ronk And The Hudson 
Dusters.” 


I 

BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO. 

TIM BUCKLEY 
ALBERT KING 


FILLMORE EAST, N.Y.— Bill Gra- 
ham opened his Fillmore East, sister 
club to the oft-publicized counterpart 
in San Francisco, with one of the 
strongest bills imaginable. No apples 
here, though, just peanuts — but they 
were good peanuts. 

Albert King started the show off 
with a whole lot of funky blues. His 
drummer had just gotten drafted so 
Buddy Miles, of the Electric Flag, 
donated his services. Buddy is an in- 
credibly tight drummer, really to- 
gether, and proved a valuable asset 
to King’s gig. King delivered a sort 
of mild Blues lecture along with his 
performance. At one point he in- 
formed his audience that, “if you 
don’t understand the Blues, you’ve 


got a hole in your soul.” He’s right. 

Elektra’s Tim Buckley was next in 
line. He offered up twelve-string styl- 
ings of his own contemporalia but, he 
was way down and, unfortunately, it 
showed. 

Big Brother and the Holding Com- 
pany don’t really have much to offer 
except Janice Joplin, who is the 
group’s lead vocalist. She’s kind of 
a mixture of^Leadbelly, a steam engine, 
Calamity Jane, Bessie Smith, an oil 
derrick, and rot-gut booirbon funnelled 
into the 20th century somewhere be- 
tween El Paso and San Francisco. 
She must be seen, or more precisely, 
heard to be believed but, if you like 
the Blues, you’ll love Janice Joplin. 


JIM & JEAN 
3'S A CROWD 


ICE HOUSE— GLENDALE, CALIF.— 
Jim and Jean, folk types whose vocal 
versatility doubles their apparent in- 
strumental sound, and 3’s a Crowd, 
protegees of Mama Cass Elliot with 
the diversity of an amalgamation of 
the New Christy Minstrels and the 
Association, set up house in the Glen- 
dale Ice House for two weeks which 
ended March 17. 

It was, in a sense, a double debut, 
marking the first Southern California 
public appearance for the Canadian 
sextet and signalling the relocation of 
the New York duo to Los Angeles. 

Jim plays electric guitar while Jean 
rotates among rhythm guitar, bass 
and a keyboard instrument which 
seems to have some kinship with an 
organ and an electric piano, though 
it is neither. 

Their playing is nice but their vo- 
cals, particularly Jean’s imaginative 
scatting, are the real raison d’etre. 
The singing varies from inseparable 
laminates to tight counterpoint to so- 
loes, endlessly changing into new com- 
binations. 

Among the songs in their reper- 
toire are their two best known 
numbers, both Verve recordings, the 
currently popular “People World” and 


“Changes,” in addition to a sampling 
from their own writing and the output 
of Phil Ochs and other folkish com- i 
posers. 

The constant activity, humorous 
skits and varied approaches to diverse 
material tempt you to toss in a couple 
of other groups to describe 3’s a 
Crowd, most notably the Jefferson Air- 
plane because of the Grace Slick-like 
focus on Donna Warner, a blonde belt- 
er who holds her own with the five 
males. 

They play a number of guitars, 
drums, harmonicas, kazoos, wash- 
boards and bells, ranging from blues 
to x-agtime to folk to several styles of 
pop, many of the songs drawn from 
their first Dunhill album, “Christo- 
pher’s Movie Matinee.” 

Four of them — Donna, David Wiffen, • 
Brent Titcomb and Trevor Veitch — 
sing, individually and together, and 
everyone plays instruments and games 
while they are on stage for a quick- 
paced show which never loses impact. 



TOURING THE SOUTH — Shown at a party given to celebi’ate the beginning 
of Australian songster Fi-ank Ifield’s Feb. tour of South Afi’ica, are: (fi'om 
the left) Carike Keuzenkamp, Joe Nofal who is A&R manager of EMI in South 
Africa, and Frank Ifield. Ifield presented Carike Keuzenkamp with an EMI 
Gold Disk Awai'd for 25,000 sales of her “Timothey” single. 


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Cash Box — March 23, 1968 






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ash Box — March 23, 1968 




MGM Unveils New Mixing Technique 
Ml NARM; Called ‘Saturation Sound ’ 


MIAMI BEACH, FLA. — “Saturation 
Sound,” MGM’s new “technological 
improvement bridging the gap be’ 
tween mono equipment still in use and 
the dominance of stereo recording” 
was premiered at last week’s NARM 
Convention. 

Saturation Sound is designed to give 
a superior mono sound when compared 
to any straight stereo or so-called 
“compatible” recording played on 
mono equipment, and faithful stereo 
reproduction when played on a stereo 
phonograph. 

A field test of Saturation Sound was 
made with the Cowsills’ latest chart 
single, “In Need Of A Friend.” Back 
in February the single (bearing an 
S.S. designation after the catalog num- 
ber) was serviced to all AM, FM, FM 
Stereo stations and to consumers. The 
test was a complete success. All future 
singles on the MGM and associated 
labels will be produced in Saturation 
Sound. A full line of Saturation Sound 
album product will be introduced with 
the June release. 

An Answer 

“For many years now,” the MGM 
president Mort Nasatir said, “the 
record industry has been searching 
for an answer to its double inventory, 
double packaging and radio air play 
problems. Steps were taken last sum- 
mer to promote stereo to the consumer 
and the radio station. But we know 


WB-Jacobson Deal . . . 

(Continued from page 7) 

Warners-Reprise organization. I found 
I could relate to its executives, and I 
like the style the company has been 
setting. In my mind, it’s the best in 
the record business today, looking 
farther ahead than any other.” 

Jacobsen will continue to control 
his own publishing company, Great 
Honesty Music, as his wholly owned 
subsidiary. Always interested in work- 
ing on the development of writers who 
create their own music, Jacobsen has 
been a force in publishing through his 
first pubbery, Faithful Virtue, owned 
in partnership with Koppleman and 
Rubin. 

Jacobsen himself a performer in a 
folk music band in 1962 and 63, set 
himself up in the record production 
and publishing business in 1964. He 
was successful in discovering John 
Sebastian on the Greenwich Village 
scene in New York City. In the next 
year The Lovin’ Spoonful was formed. 

Among his singles which Jacobsen 
has produced are “Do You Believe In 
Magic”, “Daydream”, “Summer In The 
City”, six other Lovin’ Spoonful hits, 
and “Hello, Hello” by the Sopwith 
Camel. 

It was during this time — 1964 — that 
Jacobsen first journeyed to San Fran- 
cisco, where he found his “love for 
the city, the people, and the climate.” 
He signed the Sopwith Camel there 
in 1966 and with “Hello, Hello” had 
the first hit with a modern San Fran- 
cisco rock band. 

Faced with the problem that other 
record executives have extensively 
combed over the talent in San Fran- 
cisco, Jacobsen answers that he’s 
optimistic much of the talent there is 
still untapped. “Besides which, I be- 
lieve more players will be drawn to 
San Francisco to live in the future. 
I’m not especially looking for rock 
and roll bands as such anyway. I’m 
looking for personnel who’ve perhaps 
passed that stage of wanting to work 
on the road — who are anxious to settle 
down to full time work in the studio 
with the company on a profit sharing 
basis. This will happen and Sweet 
Reliable will be there.” 

“There will be no pressure on Jacob- 
sen to grind out a wealth of product 
for us, “Maitland stated. “He’ll be his 
own boss, and that’s the way we 
want it.” 

54 . 


now that, realistically, playing straight 
stereo on mono machines has been less 
than fully satisfactory. And ‘comp- 
patible’ records up to now have sac- 
rificed far too much of the legitimate 
stereo charactistics. 

“We believe that Saturation Sound 
is today’s answer to today’s problem. 
Saturation Sound gives the consumer 
with mono equipment true monophonic 
sound, and when he converts to a 
stereo player he will be able to play 
that same recording on his new stereo 
machine and get true stereo sound. 

“However, use of the Haeco system 
to produce Saturation Sound is going 
to increase our production costs. As a 
result, we have decided to raise the 
suggested list price of our stereo 
singles produce a few pennies to $1.00. 
At MGM we believe that Saturation 
Sound is a step in the right direction. 
A step forward towards an all stereo 
industry.” 

The Technique 

Saturation Sound is the MGM name 
for a new technique of multi-track 
mixing (technically referred to as 
C.S.G.) devised by West Coast engi- 
neer Howard S. Holzer. Holzer’s Haeco 
Company has developed a computer- 
ized piece of programming equipment 
which actually controls the distribu- 
tion of left and right channel stereo 
separation in such a way as to allevi- 
ate center channel build up. Center 
channel build up has been the most 
persistent stumbling block to date in 
producing one record that would faith- 
fully play on stereo and mono equip- 
ment. 

In addition to the Cowsills’ “In Need 
of a Friend,” a good many other disks 
were introduced at the NARM meet 
bearing the S.S. Saturation Sound 
tag. Other artists included in the orig- 
inal Saturation Sound singles release 
are Erroll Garner, Jerry Lanning, on 
MGM, Arthur Prysock on Verve, the 
Appletree Theatre on Verve/Forecast 
and various artists on the Kama Sutra 
and Venture labels. 

‘Sound Of Fame’ 

Also, at the NARM Convention last 
week, MGM’s Verve label debuted a 
new line of pop and jazz singles of the 
golden oldie variety at the NARM 
Convention here this week called the 
“Verve Sounds of Fame” series of hit 
singles. 

The line was introduced by label 
manager Jerry Schoenbaum who ex- 
plained that the new series contained 
100 of the biggest Verve sellers of all 
time. He also emphasized that all 
phases of the new Verve catalog were 
included, the big hit pop artists like 
the Righteous Brothers as well as the 
solid jazz entries such as Jimmy 
Smith, Stan Getz and Wes Mont- 
gomery. 

“Sounds of Fame” will be shipped to 
distributors in a complete pre-pak set- 
up display browser box. The browser 
has a pop-up top that becomes an in- 
dentifying Verve Sounds of Fame sign 
and it also contains divider cards 
which identify each of the 100 selec- 
tions. 

Among the titles and artists repre- 
sented are “Ebb Tide,” “Soul and In- 
spiration,” and “Lovin’ Feelin,’ ” by 
the Righteous Brothers’, “Desafinado,” 
and “Girl From Ipanema,” by Stan 
Getz, Jimmy Smith’s “Walk on the 
Wild Side” and Wes Montgomery’s 
“Going Out of My Head.” 


Robert Holladay Promo Org. 
Reveals Personalized Plan 

NASHVILLE — In a move calculated 
to keep pace with the record industry’s 
booming growth, the organization of 
Robert L. Holladay has built a brand 
new concept in record promotion and 
sales representation. Firm founder- 
president Robert Holladay revealed 
details of the possibly trend-setting 
new Independent Sales Representation 
which will bolster the organizations 
independent promotional machinery. 

Holladay pointed out his firm is the 
only one offering such a service in the 
Southeast. 

The Independent Sales Representa- 
tion facet of Holladay’s operation will 
offer personal calls on distribs, racks, 
one-stops, key dealers and radio sta- 
tions and will also involve his staff 
in shoulder-to-shoulder participation 
with these firms in operational activ- 
ities such as taking inventory, ironing 
out distrib problems. The plan also 
provides a constant information pipe- 
line to the above outlets. 

Concentrated promotional efforts by 
the Holladay firm will be even bigger 
in scope thanks to an increase in staff. 
Weekly written reports of what’s hap- 
pening are part of the plan plus daily 
phone reports when needed. 

The Holladay Organization operat- 
ing out of its new headquarters at 
720 17th Ave. So. in Nashville, covers 
ten states: Alabama, Arkansas, Flor- 
ida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, 
Mississippi, North Carolina, South 
Carolina, and Tennessee. 

Holladay just recently strengthened 
his staff with the addition of former 
radio personality-program director, 
King Zbornik, who most recently 
manned the 8 to midnight slot at 
Music City’s top-rated rocker, WKDA, 
and also was PD at WMAK, MD at 
WRIT, WCPO. King gives up several 
years of radio experience to enter the 
promotional field. 



Holladay & Zbornik 


Records & Tape Campaign 
For Politicians In New 
Communication Directory 

NEW YORK — Use of special records 
and tape recordings is one of the 
highlights in a special directory of 
campaign aids being offered political 
candidates by the Campaign Commu- 
nications Institute of America (CCIA). 

CCIA introduced a catalog of serv- 
ices and devices for use in political 
campaigns that is being made availa- 
ble to politicians. Included with the 
regular services such as polls, phone 
volunteers and the like, many innova- 
tions centered about the use of MGM’s 
Telo/Play tape machine for phone 
campaigning; cartridge use enabling 
political candidates to “speak per- 
sonally” to each voter; cassette re- 
corder for on-the-spot interviews, 
broadcast from campaign vehicles, 
etc.; and Flex-O-Play picture records 
with a message on record bearing a 
photo of the campaigner. 

The inventive devices and a variety 
of campaign aids are featured in a 
catalog that makes it possible for the 
politician to order quantities of the 
records, tapes, buttons, banners, leaf- 
lets, etc., from one central organiza- 
tion. He would also be able to charge 
his purchases through American Ex- 
press, and request prompt delivery. 
The brochure and catalogue spotlight- 
ing campaign materials are part of a 
“Communicate in ’68” publicity drive 
by the CCIA. CCIA headquarters are 
located at 155 East 50th St. in New 
York. 


Merger Plans Approved 
For CMA & GAC Firms 

NEW YORK — General Artists Cor- 
poration and Creative Management 
Associates, two leading talent agencies, 
will merge. 

This transaction, which involves an 
exchange of stock, has been approved 
by the boards of the companies. 

A combined talent agency called 
CMA will be formed, that is to be an 
operating division of an international 
entertainment complex, parented by 
GAC, Inc. 

The principal officers of CMA will 
be: Buddy Howe, chairman of the board 
and of the executive committee; Fred- 
die Fields, president and chief execu- 
tive officer; David Begelman, vice- 
chairman of the board and president 
of the international division. Execu- 
tive vice presidents will be Herman 
Rush, Richard Shepherd, Sam Cohn, 
Michael C. Levee, Jr. and A1 Rush. Mar- 
tin Baum will be senior executive vice 
president. 

There will be no changes in policy 
and personnel. Other senior appoint- 
ments will be announced shortly. 

The complementary strengths of the 
two agencies will create an organiza- 
tion with a broad international base. 
Its offices in London, Rome, and Paris 
will be consolidated, as will its Beverly 
Hills and New York offices. Chicago 
and Las Vegas branches, will continue 
to operate as at present. 


New MCA Veeps 

(Continued from page 7) 

later were elected vice presidents of 
MCA Inc. Friedland has been vice- 
president of MCA-TV division, and 
Findlater has been assistant secretary 1 
of the parent company. 

Berle Adams, joined MCA in 1950 
and since then has been active in all 
areas of the company’s operations. A 
vice president of MCA-TV since 1952, 
he was elected a vice president of the 
parent company in 1965. He set up 
MCA-TV’s international operations in 
1957 and has supervised and developed 
the international divisions. Active also 
in the music publishing area, he made 
the Leeds Music acquisition in 1965 
and set up UNI Records the following 
year. In addition he has devoted much 
of his time to manpower development. 
He is a graduate of Northwestern Uni- 
versity. 

Albert A. Dorskind joined MCA in 
1953 as an attorney and was elected 
vice president and treasurer in 1958. 
He, too, was active in the television 
area, and worked closely with Jack 
Webb and his original “Dragnet” show. 
He was prominent in the purchase of 
Universal Studios by MCA in 1958, 
and is the founder and executive in 
charge of the Universal City Tours. 
He holds an A.B. and LL.B. degree 
from Cornell University. 

Daniel L. Ritchie, joined MCA in 
1961 and was elected vice president 
four years later. He has been active 
exclusively in the company’s financial 
affairs, and is president of Columbia 
Savings & Loan Association in Denver, 
a wholly-owned subsidiary. He holds 
an A.B. degree from Harvard Uni- 
versity and an M.B.A. degree from 
Harvard Business School. 


UA Pic Cartridge 

(Continued from page 7) 

write the creation of various theatrical 
works, which, it is hoped, would great- 
ly reduce UA’s cost of investments in 
the Broadway area. Commenting on 
the purchase by Trans-America of 
United Artists Pictures last April, 
Pica noted that a good relationship 
had been established with Trans- 
America and the motion picture and 
record entities. He said that Trans- 
America would continue to give UA’s 
film and record division complete au- 
tonomy as to their development. UA 
is the second largest subsidiary of 
Trans- America, which owns 98.7% of 
stock in the company. 

Cash Box — March 23, 1968 






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. EW YORK — Reporting the biggest 
combined January-February sales in 
its history, London Records gives 
credit to much of this success to key 
items in the extensive new LP release 
presented at the diskery’s January 
convention at the Concord Hotel in 
Kiamesha Lake, New York. 

Already, a major new artist prop- 
erty appears to have blossomed in the 
U.S. in the person of Britain’s John 
Mayall, according to Herb Goldfarb, 
London’s national sales and distribu- 
tion manager. Mayall and his group, 
the Blues Breakers, have hit the charts 
for the first time with their “Crusade” 
LP, issued during the January meet- 
ings, a fact which has already gener- 
ated increased activity for the group’s 
two earlier albums. 

At the same time, a new album 
titled “Willie Mitchell, Live” on the 
Hi label, nationally distributed by Lon- 
don, has been seeing action. Mitchell, 
incidentally, on the strength of his 
rising national acceptance, is currently 
negotiating a new agency contract 
which is expected to result in an ex- 
panded schedule of television and oer- 
sonal appearance spots for the Mem- 
phis-based artist. 

Additional strong packages include 
such contrasting merchandise as the 
chart LP, “Greatest Hits From Eng- 
land, Volume II” (including Engelbert 
Humperdinck’s “Release Me” and Pro- 


col Harum’s “A Whiter Shade Of 
Pale”) and “The Mantovani Touch,” 
both of which were introduced at the 
January conclave. The “Greatest Hits” 
album follows the highly successful 
“Volume I” of the series, which rode 
the charts for months after its release 
last year. 

The Mantovani album is experienc- 
ing an even higher level of activity 
than normal, due to the impetus of the 
current “March Is Mantovani” promo- 
tion. The campaign, which involves 
powerful in-store merchandising as- 
sists as well as saturation AM and 
FM radio promotion, has also sparked 
an upsurge of sales of the entire Man- 
tovani catalog, which now numbers 
over 40 albums. 

Other new action albums include 
“This Price Is Right” with Alan Price; 
“Tom Jones Live;” “Pop-Country” 
with Margaret Whiting; “New Dimen- 
s ; ons” with composer-conductor Les 
Reed; new phase 4 sets by famed guit- 
arist Les Paul and by well-known 
British big-band figure Ted Heath; 
and a just-released package by the 
British group, Ten Years After. 

The album by Reed, composer of 
Tom Jones’ first big hit, “It’s Not Un- 
usual,” was promoted extensively 
through a special press kit/LP mail- 
ing to distributors, critics, trade edi- 
tors, and AM and FM stereo stations. 


Mortimer Appears With 
Judy Garland In Concert 

NEW YORK — Three young men with 
acoustic guitars and conga drums, 
whose record debut for Philips is set 
for next week, made the first public 
appearance of their lives in New 
York’s most prestigeous concert hall 
at the personal behest of Judy Garland. 
The place was Philharmonic Hall, N.Y. 
The setting was a Sunday night Gar- 
land concert. 

The Friday prior to the concert Miss 
Garland was visiting with Jordan and 
Sybil Christopher at Arthur where she 
heard, at Christopher’s request, a dub 
of a recording by a yet unreleased 
group, Mortimer. The disk spun to a 
cut titled “Yes We Know” written by 
the group, as was all the material on 
the disk. Judy loved the song and 
asked if the group could and would 
perform it with her that Sunday dur- 
ing her concert. 

Parts for the musicians and an ar- 
rangement had to be completed on 
Saturday and Sunday, but finally, on 
Sunday night, Tony Van Betshoten, 
Guy Masson and Tom Smith (Morti- 
mer) made their first public appear- 
ance as a group, with for one time only 
four voices, the fourth belonging to 
Judy Garland. 


Connie Francis Records 
New Andre Popp Waxing 

NEW YORK— MGM Records’ thrush 
Connie Francis has been selected to 
record the new Andre Popp (of “Love 
Is Blue” fame) disk. The record, titled 
“Why Say Goodbye”, is being rushed 
as a super special this week in order 
to cash in on the popularity of Andre 
Popp. 

A special promotion, publicity, point 
of sales and advertising drive is under- 
way. Record Shop streamers, in-store 
posters, 5000 deejay records, local co- 
op ads, and a heavy concentration 
among one-stops and juke box opera- 
tors will highlight the campaign. 

The same combination of writers ' 
who were involved in creating the cur- 
rent hit “Love Is Blue”, namely Andre 
Popp, Larry Kusik, Eddie Snyder and 
Pierre Cour, are responsible for Con- 
nie’s latest single “Why Say Goodbye”. 

The record w r as co-produced by in- 
dependent producer Herb Bernstein 
and Bob Morgan, executive director of 
recording for MGM. Robbins Music is 
the publisher. Arrangements are by 
Herb Bernstein and the orchestra con- 
ducted by Joe Mazzu. 



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THE ‘EYES’ HAVE IT — The Beacon Street Union hosted a bash at the Scene, 
Steve Paul’s W. 46th St. nitery, where they entertained execs, office, and 
sales staff of MGM and Metro as well as the press, deejays, and part of 
the aware public. Shown in these representative views are: (top row, from 
the left) Sol Handwerger, John Lincoln Wright who is lead singer for the 
Beacon Street Union, and Sol Greenberg; MGM prexy Mort Nasatir stands 
with Wes Farrell and the Beacon Street Union; Barbara Cowsill, Wes Farrell, 
Lenny Scheer, and Frank Sutter of the Hartford distributor stand with mem- 
bers of the Beacon St. Union; two member of the Beacon Street Union pose 


with Dave Seidman and Phil Picone (second row) Mike Becce and John 
Lincoln wright stand with Alan Dean of WIBG-Philadelphia; Harold Berkman, 
Bob Rhodes of the Union, and WIBG’s Gerry. Stevens ; Stan Drayson and his 
Metro distrib. salesmen with the Union; the Union with Wes Farrell, Stan 
Drayson, Dave Seidman, and Lenny Scheer (bottom row) the Beacon Street 
Union in action; Harold Berkman with lead guitarist Paul Tartachny, and 
Gerry Stevens of WIBG; John Lincoln Wright; and Steve Paul, owner of the 
club. The Beacon St. Union’s first MGM album is entitled, “The Eyes Of The 
Beacon Street Union.” 


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Karen Chandler 

sings the first 
recorded lyric 
of the theme from 
Elvira Madigan . . . probably the most 
beautiful film ever made . . . 

“IN THE DAYS OF SPLENDOR” 


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The 

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of the theme from 

Will Penny ...the finest 

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“LONELY RIDER” 



b/w “What Diff'rence Can It Make" 

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Cash Box — March 23, 196* 






1 

BLOOMING HITS 

Paul Mauriat 
(Philips PHM 200-248/PHS 600-248) 

1 

26 

2 

JOHN WESLEY HARDING 



Bob Dylan 

2 



(Columbia CL 2804/CS 9604) 




3 

MAGICAL MYSTERY 
TOUR 

Beatles (Capitol MAL/SMAL 2835) 

3 

• 

( 

4 

AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE 


28 


Jimi Hendrix Experience 

4 


(Reprise RS 6281) 



5 

LADY SOUL 


29 


Aretha Franklin 

5 


(Atlantic 8167/SD 8167) 



6 

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS 




Original Soundtrack 

6 

30 


(20th Century Fox DTCS 4196) 


7 

DISRAELI GEARS 




Cream (Atco 232/SD 232) 

7 

31 


ONCE UPON A DREAM 



Rascals (Atlantic 8169/SD 8169) 

11 


9 

HERB ALPERT'S NINTH 


32 


Herb Aipert & Tijuana Brass 

10 



(A&M 134/SP 4134) 



• 

HISTORY OF OTIS 
REDDING 


W 


(Volt M/5 418) 

13 

34 

11 

LETTERMEN . . . AND LIVE 



(Capitol T/ST 2758) 

8 

35 

• 

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS 


Dionne Warwick (Scepter SPS 568) 

19 


13 

HORIZONTAL 


36 


Bee Gees (Atco 233/SD 233) 

9 


• 

THE BEAT GOES ON 

Vanilla Fudge (Atco 237/SO 237) 

18 

37 

# 

THE GRADUATE 



Original Soundtrack 
(Columbia OS 31° r '' 

25 

38 

16 

DR. ZHIVAGO 




Soundtrack (MGM E/ES 6 ST) 

12 

39 

17 

DIANA ROSS & THE 
SUPREMES GREATEST 
HITS 


40 


(Motown M/MS 2-663) 

16 

18 

THE TURTLES GOLDEN HITS 


(White Whale WW 115/WWS 7115) 

15 

41 

19 

ARE YOU EXPERIENCED 




Jimi Hendrix Experience 

17 

42 


(Reprise R/RS 6261) 


20 

SMOKEY ROBINSON & 
THE MIRACLES 
GREATEST HITS VOL. 2 


43 


(Tamla T/TS 280) 

21 

0 

21 

JUNGLE BOOK 




Original Soundtrack 
(Disneyland M/S 3948) 

23 

(f 

45 

22 

SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY 
HEART'S CLUB BAND 


46 


Beatles (Capitol T/TS 2653) 

20 

23 

THEIR SATANIC 
MAJESTIES REQUEST 


47 


Rolling Stones 

14 


(London NP/NPS 2) 



24 

PISCES, AQUARIUS, 
CAPRICORN & JONES LTD 

Monkees (Colgems COM/COS 104) 

22 

• 


WHO WILL ANSWER? 

Ed Ames (RCA Victor LMP/LSP 3961) 37 

DIONNE WARWICK'S 
GOLDEN HITS PART ONE 

(Scepter SRM/SRS 565) 26 

THE GOOD, THE BAD, 

AND THE UGLY 

Original Soundtrack 40 
United Artists UA 4172/UAl 5172) 

THE LAST WALTZ 

Engelbert Humperdinck 24 
(Parrot PA 61015/PAS 71015) 

PARSLEY, SAGE, 

ROSEMARY & THYME 

Simon & Garfunkel 34 
(Columbia CL 2563/CS 9363) 

PORTRAITS 

Buckinghams 27 
(Columbia CL 2798/CS 9598) 

SOUND OF MUSIC 

Original Soundtrack 28 
(RCA Victor LOCD/LSOD 2005) 

ALICE'S RESTAURANT 

Arlo Guthrie 33 
(Reprise R/RS 6267) 

LOOK AROUND 

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 42 

(A&M SP 4137) 

THE UNION GAP 

(Columbia CL 2812/CS 9612) 38 

CAMELOT 

Original Soundtrack 32 
(Warner Bros. B/B5 1712) 

FAREWELL TO THE 
FIRST GOLDEN ERA 

Mamas & Papas 29 
(Dunhill D/DS 50025) 

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 

Lalo Schifrin (Dot DLP 25831) 39 

IN A MELLOW MOOD 

Temptations (Gordy G/S 924) 35 

WHEN THE SNOW 
IS ON THE ROSES 

Ed Ames 31 
(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3913) 

NOTORIOUS BYRD BROS. 

Byrds (Columbia CL 2757/CS 9575) 41 

A DAY IN THE LIFE 

Wes Montgomery 33 
(A&M 2001 /SP 3001) 

VANILLA FUDGE 

(Atco 224/SD 224) 36 

FRANCIS A & EDWARD K 

Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington 43 


gton 

024) 


(Reprise FS 1 


VINCEBUS ERUPTUM 

Blue Cheer 72 

Philips PHM 200-264/PWS 600-264) 

4 TOPS GREATEST HITS 

(Motown M/MS 662) 45 

HOORAY FOR THE 
SALVATION ARMY BAND! 

Bill Cosby (Warner Bros. WS 1728) 50 

IT MUST BE HIM 

Ray Conniff 52 
(Columbia CL 2795/CS 9595) 

ELVIS GOLD RECORDS 
VOL. 4 

(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3921) 68 


49 

IT MUST BE HIM 

Vikki Carr 
(Liberty LRP 3533/LST 7533) 

46 

50 

DOCTOR DOLITTLE 

Original Soundtrack 
(20th Century-Fox DTCS 5101) 

51 

51 

A GIFT FROM A 
FLOWER TO A GARDEN 

Donovan (Epic L2N 6071/B2N 171) 

47 

52 

BY THE TIME 1 GET TO 
PHOENIX 

G!en Campbell (Capitol T/ST 2851) 

56 

53 

I'M IN LOVE 

Wilson Pickett 
(Atlantic 8175/SD 8175) 

55 

54 

GROOVIN' WITH THE 
SOULFUL STRINGS 

(Cadet LP/LPS 796) 

54 

55 

THE WHO SELL OUT 

(Decca DL 4950/DL 74950) 

49 

56 

AFTER BATHING AT 
BAXTER'S 

Jefferson Airplane 
(RCA Victor LOP/LSO 1511) 

58 

57 

JUDY IN DISGUISE 

John Fred & Playboy Band 
(Paula LP 2197) 

63 

58 

GREEN TAMBOURINE 

Lemon Pipers 
(Buddah BDM 1009/BDS 5009) 

59 

59 

WILD FLOWERS 

Judy Collins (Elektra EKS 74012) 

48 

60 

LIVE & LIVELY 

Joe Tex (Atlantic 8156/SD 8156) 

61 

61 

MAN OF LA MANCHA 

Original Cast 
(Kapp KRL 4505/KRS 5505) 

62 

62 

LOVE ANDY 

Andy Williams 
(Columbia CL 2766/CS 9566) 

44 

63 

PLEASE LOVE ME 
FOREVER 

Bobby Vinton 
(Epic LN 24341/BN 26341) 

53 

• 

THE DOCK OF THE BAY 

Otis Redding (Volt S-419) 

75 

65 

ULTIMATE SPINACH 

(MGM SE 4518) 

70 

66 

STRANGE DAYS 

Doors (Elektra EK 4014/EKS 7414) 

57 

67 

MOVIN' WITH NANCY 

Nancy Sinatra (Reprise R/RS 6277) 

60 

68 

BEND ME, SHAPE ME 

American Breed (Atco A8003/38003) 

71 

69 

THE DOORS 

(Elektra EK 4007/EKS 7407) 

73 

70 

WILD HONEY 

Beach Boys 
(Capitol T/ST 2859) 

65 

71 

THE RESURRECTION OF 
PIGBOY CRABSHAW 

Butterfield Blues Band 
(Elektra EKS 74015) 

67 

72 

THE TIME HAS COME 

Chambers Bros. 
(Columbia CL 2722/CS 9522 

76 

73 

TEMPTATIONS GREATEST 
HITS 

(Gordy GM/GS 919) 

69 


74 RELEASE ME 

Engelbert Humperdinck 79 
(Parrot PA 61012/PAS 71012) 

75 CRUSADE 

John Mayall's Blues Breakers 77 
(London LL 2529/PS 529) 

76 SOUNDS OF SILENCE 

Simon & Garfunkel 78 
(Columbia CL 2469/CS 9269) 

77 WE'RE A WINNER 

Impressions (ABC 635) 81 

NOBODY BUT ME 

Human Beinz (Capitol T/ST 2906) 88 

79 ROTARY CONNECTION 

(Cadet/Concept LP/LPS 312) 83 

80 GOIN' TO MEMPHIS 

Paul Revere & Raiders 82 
(Columbia CL 2805/CS 9605 

81 UP POPS RAMSEY LEWIS 

(Cadet LP/LPS 799) 84 

82 VIKKI 

Vikki Carr (Liberty LST-7548) 86 

FEELIN' GOOD 

Lou Rawls (Capital T/ST 2864) 95 

84 THE MANTOVANI TOUCH 

(London LL 3526/PS 526) 85 

WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR 
THE MONEY 

Mothers of Invention (Verve V65045) 115 

86 THE SKY 

San Sebastian Strings 87 
(Warner Bros. WS 1720) 

87 THE DELTA SWEETE 

Bobbie Gentry (Capitol T/ST) 89 

88 THE FIRST EDITION 

(Reprise RS 6276) 93 

I CAN'T STAND MYSELF 

(James Brown (King 1030) — 

90 BOOTS RANDOLPH'S 
SUNDAY SAX 

(Monument MLP/SLP 18092) 74 

91 TOM JONES LIVE 

(Parrot PA 61014/PAS 71014) 91 

92 THERE ARE BUT FOUR 
SMALL FACES 

(Immediate 712 52002) 92 

93 $1,000,000 WEEKEND 

Ventures 80 
(Dolton LRP 2054/LST 8054) 

94 HEAVY 

Iron Butterfly (Atco 227/SD 227) 66 

95 SONGS OF LEONARD 
COHEN 

(Columbia CL 2733/CS 9533) 90 

96 THE OTHER MAN'S GRASS 
IS ALWAYS GREENER 

Petula Clark 101 
(Warner Bros. /Seven Arts WS 1719) 

97 AMBOY DUKES 

(Mainstream 56104/S 6104) 98 

98 LOVE RHAPSODIES 

Midnight String Quartet 100 
(Viva V-36013) 

99 TENDERNESS JUNCTION 

Fugs (Reprise RS 6280) 94 

100 STEPPENWOLF 

(Dunhill D/S 50029) 96 


01 

02 

103 

104 

105 

106 
107 
168 

109 

lO 


A SCRATCH IN THE SKY 

Cryan Shames 

(Columbia CL 2786/CS 9586) 

THE MAGIC GARDEN 

The 5th Dimension 

(Soul City SCM 91001 SCS 92001) 

MIRRORS 

Dick Hyman & The Group 
(Command RS 924 SD) 

THE GLORY OF LOVE 

Herbie Mann (A&M 2003/SP 3003) 

THE EYES OF THE BEACON 
STREET UNION 

(MGM SE 4517) 

BOOGIE WITH CANNED HEAT 
(Liberty LRP 3541 /LST 7541) 

THE BITTER AND THE SWEET 

Glenn Yarbrough (RCA Victor LSP-3951) 

SIMPLY STREISAND 

Barbra Streisand 

(Columbia CL 2682/CS 9482) 

AL HIRT PLAYS BERT KAEMPFERT 
(RCA Victor LPM 3917/LSP 3917) 

MUSIC FROM FISTFUL OF DOLLARS. ETC. 

Hugo Montenegro 

(RCA Victor IMP/ISP 3927) 


111 THIS IS AL MARTINO 

Capitol T/ST 2843) 

112 THE BEST OF WES MONTGOMERY 

(Verve V/V6 8714) 

1 1 3 ORPHEUS 

(MGM E/SE 4524) 

I 1 4 TELL MAMA 

Etta James (Cadet LP/LPS 802) 

I I 5 SOMETHING ELSE 

The Kinks (Reprise RS 6279) 

116 THE SEA 

San Sebastian Strings 
(Warner Bros. WS 1670) 

117 EVERLOVIN' WORLD OF EDDY ARNOLD 

(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3931) 

118 THE DRIFTERS GOLDEN HITS 

(Atlantic 8153/SD 8153) 

119 THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Count Basie & Mills Bros. 

(Dot DLP 3838/DLPS 25838) 

120 LOVE IS BLUE 

Lawrence Welk (Randwood RLP 8003) 


121 REACH OUT 

Burt Bacharach (A&M 131 /SP 4131) 

122 MASS IN F MINOR 

Electric Prunes (Reprise R/RS 6075) 

123 A TODAY KIND OF THING 
Four Freshmen 

(Liberty LRP 3542/LST 7542) 

1 24 SPOOKY 

Classics IV (Imperial LP 9371/12371) 

125 MR. FANTASY 

Traffic (United Artists UAL 3651 /UAS 6651) 

126 FRESH CREAM 

Cream (Atco 206/SD 206) 

127 HUGH MASAKELA IS ALIVE AND WELL 
AT THE WHISKEY 

(UNI 3015/73015) 

128 SKIP A ROPE 

Henson Cargill 
(Monument MLP/SLP 18094) 

129 BEE GEES 1ST 

(Atco 223/SD 223) 

130 SOMETHING SPECIAL 

Tommy James & Shondells 
(Roulette R/RS 25355) 


COMPILED BY CASH BOX FROM LEADING RETAIL OUTLETS # 


140 

Indicates Strong Upward Move 


131 WELCOME TO MY LOVE 

Nancy Wilson (Capitol T/ST 2844) 

132 UP, UP AND AWAY 
Johnny Mathis 

(Columbia CL 2726/CS 9526) 

133 GONE WITH THE WIND 
Soundtrack (MGM IE-10 ST) 

134 THE GREATEST HITS FROM ENGLAND 
Vol. 2 Various Artists 

(Parrot PA 61017/PAS 71017) 

135 A MAN AND A WOMAN 
Soundtrack 

(United Artists UAL 4147/UAS 5147) 

136 CAMELOT 
Original Cast 

(Columbia KOL 5620/KOS 2031) 

137 WELCOME TO MY WORLD 
Dean Martin (Reprise R/RS 6250) 

138 MONKEES HEADQUARTERS 
(Colgems COM/COS 103) 

139 EVERYTHING PLAYING 
Lovin' Spoonful 

(Kama Sutra KYP/KLPS 8061) 

THE BEST OF WILSON PICKETT 
(Atlantic 8151/SD 8151) 


Basic Album Inventory 

A check list of best selling pop albums other than those appearing on the CASH BOX Top 100 Album chart. Feature is designed to call wholesalers' & retailers' 
attention to key catalog, top steady selling LP's, as well as recent chart hits still going strong in sales. Information is supplied by manufacturers. This is a weekly, 
revolving list presented in alphabetical order. It is advised that this card be kept until the list returns to this alphabetical section. 


Country Joe & The Fish 
Joan Baez 

The Best of Ian & Sylvia 

Country joe & The Fish 

Buffy Sainte-Marie 

Ian & Sylvia 

Joan Baez/ 5 

P.D.Q. Bach On The Air 

Perrey/Kingsley 

Eric Anderson 

Joan Baez 

Joan Baez In Concert, 
Part 2 

Joan Baez In Concert 
The Best Of Jim Kweskin 
Say Siegel-Schwall 
Joan Baez, Vol. 2 
Buffy Sainte-Marie 
Ian & Sylvia 
Circus Maximus 


VANGUARD 


WARNER BROS.-SEVEN ARTS 

(CONT’D) 

1 Feel Like I’m Fixin 'To Die 

79266 

Peter, Paul and Mary 

In The Wind 

W/WS 1507 

Joan 

79240 

Peter, Paul and Mary 

Peter, Paul and Mary Album 

W/WS 1648 


79269 

Petula Clark 

Downtown 

W/WS 1590 

Fire & Fleet & Candlelight 

79244 

Peter, Paul and Mary 

Peter, Paul and Mary in Concert 

2W/2WS 1555 

So Much For Dreaming 

79250 

Everly Brothers 

Very Best of the Everly Bros. 

W/WS 1554 


79241 

Peter, Paul and Mary 

Moving 

W/WS 1473 


79160 

Original Soundtrack 

Music Man 

W/WS 1459 


79268 

Petula Clark 

1 Know a Place 

W/WS 1598 

Kaleidoscopic Vibrations 

79264 

Peter, Paul and Mary 

A Song Will Rise 

W/WS 1589 

'Bout Changes & Things, Take 2 

79236 

Bonnie Prudden 

Keep Fit and Be Happy 

W 1358 

Farewell Angelina 

79200 

Original Soundtrack 

Rome Adventure 

W/WS 1458 


2123 

San Sebastian Strings 

The Sea 

W/WS 1670 



The Association 

Insight Out 

W/WS 1696 


2122 

The Grateful Dead 


W/WS 1689 


79270 

Peter, Paul and Mary 

Album 1700 

W/WS 1700 


79249 

Petula Clark 

These Are My Songs 

W/WS 1698 


2097 

Bill Cosby 

Revenge 

W/WS 1691 

It’s My Way 

79142 

Bill Cosby 

Bill Cosby Sings — Silver Throat 

W/WS 1709 

Northern Journey 

79154 

San Sebastian Strings 

The Earth 

WS 1705 


79260 

Along Comes The 





Association 


WS 1702 



Bill Cosby 

Hooray For The Salvation Army 

WS 1728 


VERVE/VERVE FORECAST 


Jimmy Smith 
Wes Montgomery 
Astrud Gilberto 
Prysock/ Basie 
Stan Getz/ Charlie Byrd 

Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto 
Cal Tjader 
Jimmy Smith 
Jimmy Smith 
Johnny Hodges/Wild 
Bill Davis 
Stan Getz With 
Astrud Gilberto 
Gary MacFarland 
Astrud Gilberto 
Wes Montgomery 
Kenny Burrel/Gil Evans 
Cal Tjader 
Jimmy Smith 
Wes Montgomery 
Astrud Gilberto 
Willie Bobo 
Wes Montgomery 
Count Basie 
Jimmy Smith 
Righteous Bros. 
Righteous Bros. 

Mothers Of Invention 
Wes Montgomery 
Astrud Gilberto/ 

Walter Wanderley 
W. Wanderley Trio 


Righteous Bros. 

Blues Project 
Jim & Jean 
Tim Hardin-1 
Richie Havens 
Blues Project 
Dave Van Ronk 
Janis Ian 
Tim Hardin-2 

James Cotton Blues Band 
Janis Ian 
Blues Project 
Richie Havens 


I Got My Mojo Workin’ 

Coin’ Out Of My Head 
Look To The Rainbow 
Arthur Prysock/ Count Basie 
Bashin’-Jimmy Smith Plays “Walk On The 
Wild Side 
Getz/ Gilberto 
Breeze From The East 
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf 
The Cat 
Blue Rabbit 


Getz Au Go Go 
Soft Samba 

The Astrud Gilberto Album 

Movin’ Wes 

Guitar Forms 

Soul Sauce 

The Monster 

Bumpin’ 

The Shadow Of Your Smile 
Spanish Grease 
Tequila 

Basie’s Beatle Bag 
Hoochie Cooche Man 
Soul & Inspiration 
Go Ahead & Cry 
Freak Out 

California Dreaming 

A Certain Smile/A Certain Sadness 
Cheganca 

The Velvet Underground And Nico 
Best Of Arthur Prysock 
Sayin’ Somethin' 

Live At Cafe Au Go Go 
Changes 


Mixed Bag 
Projections 
No Dirty Names 


For All The Seasons Of Your Mind 
Live At Town Hall 
Something Else Again 


V/V6/8641 

V/V6/8642 

V/V6/8643 

V/V6/8646 

V/V6/8432 

V/V6/8545 

V/V6/8575 

V/V6/8583 

V/V6/8587 

V/V6/8599 


V/V6/8600 

V/V6/8603 

V/V6/9608 

V/V 6/8610 

V/V6/8612 

V/V6/8614 

V/V6/8618 

V/V6/8625 

V/V6/8629 

V/V6/8631 

V/V6/8653 

V/V6/8659 

V/V6/8667 

V/V6/5001 

V/V 6/5004 

V/V6/5005-2 

V/V6 8672 

V/V6 8673 
V/V6 8676 
V/V6 5008 
V/V6 5011 
V/V6 5010 
FTS3000 
FTS3001 
FTS3004 
FTS3006 
FTS3008 
FTS3009 
FTS3017 
FTS3022 
FTS3023 
FTS3024 
FT3025 
FTS3034 


VIVA 


Midnight String 
Quartet 

Midnight String 
Quartet 

Jonathan Knight 
Midnight String 
Quartet 

Jonathan Knight 
Sonny Curtis 
Midnight String 
Quartet 


“Rhapsodies For Young Lovers” 


V6001/VS6001 


“Spanish Rhapsodies For Young Lovers” V6004/V36004 

“Lonely Harpsichord On A Rainy Night” V6006/V36006 


“Rhapsodies For Young Lovers, Vol. Two” V6008/V36008 

Lonely Harpsichord “Rainy Night In Shangri-La” V6011/V36011 

“The 1st Of Sonny Curtis” V6012/V36012 


“Love Rhapsodies” 


V6013/V36013 


WARNER BROS.-SEVEN ARTS 


Bill Cosby Wonderfulness W 1634 

Bill Cosby Why Is There Air? W 1606 

Bill Cosby Is A Very Funny Fellow W 1518 

Bill Cosby I Started Out As A Child W 1567 

Petula Clark I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love W/WS 1645 

Petula Clark My Love W/WS 1630 

Peter, Paul and Mary See What Tomorrow Brings W/WS 1615 

Peter, Paul and Mary Peter, Paul and Mary W/WS 1449 


Ian Carmichael and 
Dick Bentley 
Vivien Leigh 
Tom Glazer’s 
Tom Glazer’s 
The Sinfonia of London 

The Collegiate Chorale 
Cyril Ritchard 
Ireene Wicker 
Ireene Wicker 
Sir Ralph Richardson 
and Robert Morley 
Vivien Leigh 
Sir Donald Wolfit 
and Noel Harrison 
Evelyn Lohoefer 
Cyril Ritchard 
Ireene Wicker 
Oscar Brand 
Alec Templeton 
Martyn Green 
Ireene Wicker 
Piute Pete 
Moira Shearer 
Rex Graham 
Margorie Bennett 
Alec Templeton’s 
Famous Folk Singers 


WONDERLAND 

Winnie The Pooh And Christopher Robin 
In The House At Pooh Corner 
The Tale Of Peter Rabbit 
Second Concert For And With Children 
Concert For And With Children 
A Child’s Introduction To The Instruments 
Of The Orchestra 

A Child’s Introduction To Patriotism: 

Selections From Alice In Wonderland 

Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty 

Beauty And The Beast And Other Fairy Tales 

Jonah And The Whale/Noah’s Ark 
The Tale Of Benjamin Bunny 

Treasure Island/ King Arthur 

Come And See The Peppermint Tree 

Alice In Wonderland Vol. I 

Snow White/ Rumplestiltskin 

Children’s Concert 

Arabian Night’s Entertainment 

Children’s Concert 

A Child Introduction To The Alphabet And Numbers 
A Child’s Introduction to Square Dancing 
A Child’s Introduction To The Ballet 
The Stories Of Peter Pan And Thumbellina 
First Songs For Children 
Mother Goose 

Songs From The Children’s Zoo 


WORLD PACIFIC/PACIFIC JAZZ/SOUL CITY 


Don Ellis 
Don Ellis 
Booker Ervin 
Victor Feldman 
Fifth Dimension 
Fifth Dimension 
Paul Horn 
Jazz Crusaders 
Jazz Crusaders 
Jazz Crusaders 
Jazz Crusaders 
Ashish Khan 
Johnny Lytle 
Johnny Lytle 
Maharishi 
Mastersounds with 
Wes Montgomery 
Nakanoshima 
Buddy Rich 
Buddy Rich 
Buddy Rich 
Bud Shank 
Bud Shank 
Bud Shank 
Bud Shank 
Bud Shank 
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Bud Shank 
Ravi Shankar 
Ravi Shankar 
Ravi Shankar 
Ravi Shankar 
Ravi Shankar 
Ravi Shankar 
Ravi Shankar 
Ravi Shankar 
Ravi Shankar 
Ravi Shankar 
Gerald Wilson 
Gerald Wilson 
Gerald Wilson 


Live At Monterey 
Live In 3 2/3/4 Time 
Booker ’N Brass 
Venezuela Joropo 
Up-Up And Away 
The Magic Garden 
Cosmic Consciousness 
Talk That Talk 
The Festival Album 
Uh Huh 

Lighthouse ’68 
Young Master of the Sarod 
Done It Again 
Swingin' At The Gate 
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 

Kismet 
Koto & Flute 
Swingin’ New Big Band 
Big Swing Face 
The New One 
Magical Mystery 
Flute, Oboe & Strings 
Michelle 

California Dreamin’ 

Girl In Love 
Brazil! Brazil! Brazil! 

Music From Today’s Movies 
A Spoonful of Jazz 
Improvisations 
In Concert 

India's Master Musician 
Ravi Shankar 
Ragas & Talas 
Portrait of Genius 
The Sound of the Sitar 
Three Ragas 

Ravi Shankar in New York 

Live At The Monterey Pop Festival 

The Golden Sword 

Live And Swinging 

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Cash Box — March 23, 1968 


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HOC SYMPtfONY ORCHESTTRA 


Immortal 

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TOSCANINI 

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LUISA MILLER ; Overture 

Quando le sere al placid® 

I LOMBARDI: Trio 

Della Oucsa • Mcrriman • Milanov 
Motoxu • Peeree - Warren 
NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 


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TCHAIKOVSKY 

MANFRED SYMPHONY 

NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 


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Nelli • Gustavson -Tucker -Valdengo 
NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 


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Symphony No, 8 (“Unfinished’') 
Symphony No, 5 

NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 


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INVITATION TO THE DANCE 

Berlioz * Brahms • Paganini - Johann Strains 
Verdi • Waldtmfe I • Weber 
NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 


Nona • f uliiiibima • Berio • Lehmann ! 

Rome Symphony Orcheslra/Bruno Maderaa, Conductor 


J. S. BACH 

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FOR ANNA MAGDALENA 

Gustav Leonhardt, h«w»m \t® 

Elly Ameling , Soprano \jicrnoLn 

Hans-Martin Linde, Bantme 

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DVORAK 

Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 76 (Old No, 2) 
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Concerto in D for Flute 

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Hans-Martin Linde, Flute 
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Fantasia para un gentilhombre 
Regino Sainz de la Maza, Guitar 
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Fox Publishing Anticipates Top Year 


CoshBox Album Plans 


BELL — 2 free with every 10 purchased. No termination date. 

DIAMOND — One free for every 5 purchased. Expires March 31. 

DUKE-PEACOCK- — Buy-7-get-one-free. No expiration date has been set. 

FORTUNE — 1 free when 6 are purchased in any combination. No time-limit. 

GATEWAY — Two free for 10 purchased on entire catalog. No time limit. 

JEWEL-PAULA — One free for five purchased on entire catalog. No expiration date. 

LITTLE-DARLIN’- — Special 2 on 10 deal on all product. No expiration date. 

MONMOUTH-EVERGREEN — 1 free with 10 purchased on entire catalog. No ex- 
piration date. 

ORIGINAL SOUND — 15% discount on all LP’s — until further notice. 

PHILIPS — Discounts on entire catalog. SPM/SPS series are discounted 10%, all 
other classicals discounted 20%. No expiration date. 

PRESTIGE — 15% discount on all LP product until further notice. 

ROULETTE — 15% discount in free merchandise. Expiration date indefinite. 

SCEPTER-WAND — 2 free with every 10 purchased. No termination date. 

SIMS — 3 free with every 10 purchased on entire catalog. No expiration date. 

SMASH-FONTANA — Special discounts available through distribs. No expiration date. 

TAMLA-MOTOWN-GORDY — Buy-7-get-one-free. No expiration date set. 

TOWER — 10% discount on all albums. No expiration date. 


NEW YORK — Continued returns on 
catalog material and further expan- 
sion is expected to make this year- 
even bigger for Sam Fox Publishing 
than the firm’s record-breaker in ’67. 

Fred Fox, the company’s head, said 
that the company anticipates a ban- 
ner year through continued contribu- 
tion to “all facets of music,” includ- 
ing theatrical scores, background mood 
music, educational publishing, popular 
music, record releases and music films. 

Specific core of the success for Fox 
has been “Man of La Mancha,” which 
is a major stage success not only in 
the United States (2 performing com- 
panies) but also in Australia, Austria, 
Finland, Norway and Czechoslovakia. 
These and productions in preparation 
in 15 other foreign countries have 
prompted recordings, television and 
nightclub performances of tunes from 
the score including “The Impossible 
Dream.” 

Off-stage, further interest can be 
expected with the production of the 
movie version. Rights for the motion 
picture have already been secured by 
United Artists. Further, “The Impos- 
sible Dream” has been remodeled into 
an r&b style and has begun to break 
in pop and blues locations for the 
Hesitations (Kapp). 

The 20-year classic “Brigadoon” is 
also continuing to show money-mak- 
ing success. In addition to the annual 
amateur stagings, the show recently 
won an “Emmy” for its television pres- 
entation with Robert Goulet and has 
completed a run at the City Center in 
New York. 

New Music Offering 

The new musical “Love & Let Love” 
is currently available in a cast record- 
ing by Columbia Records, and is be- 
ing prepared for performances in 
schools and by amateur groups. 

The Fox Educational Film Series 
will continue to supply schools with 
sets of films and correlated books on 
music teaching entitled “The Lan- 
guage of Music.” The first two films 
have won several international awards 
including prizes at the Cannes and 
Venice Film Festivals as well as the 
Golden Eagle Award. 

The Synchro-Fox Music Libraries, 
managed by Howard Lemer, are con- 
tinuing to supply new background 
music to TV, film and radio producers. 


Mr G Opens Campaign 
For ‘Black On White’ 

NEW YORK — An all out campaign 
has begun for a new single from Mr 
G Records. 

The deck, “Black On White,” accord- 
ing to label sales veep Harold Dray- 
son, has begun to pick up action in the 
New England market and will be the 
center of a major promotional effort 
by the diskery. 

Several independent promo men 
have been lined up across the country 
to put the push on for the side. Rec- 
ord is the first release from the North 
Atlantic Ivasion Force. 


Pepper & Tanner Names 
Belcher Acct. Supervisor 

NEW YORK — William Henry Belcher 
has been named account supervisor 
for Pepper & Tanner, of Memphis. 
William Tanner, the firm’s prexy said, 
will supervise preparation of radio and 
TV schedules and other services for 
Pepper & Tanner’s radio barter cli- 
ents, including assistance with spot 
schedules and placement of broadcast 
orders. 

Before joining Pepper & Tanner, 
Belcher operated his own advertising 
agency. Earlier he was an advertising 
account executive and retail advertis- 
ing sales manager for the Daily Re- 
public in Mitchell, S.D. 

Pepper & Tanner, which recently 
changed its name from Pepper Sound 
Studios, serves more than 3,500 sta- 
tions in the United States, Canada, 
Mexico, South Africa, Australia, and 
Europe, and produces nearly 70 per 
cent of the recorded musical radio 
commercials used in this country and 
more than 75 per cent of those used in 
Canada and abroad. 


Already established, the Synchro-Fox 
Mood Music Library has already 
signed several outstanding composers 
to contribute music to its catalog 

The Fox Professional Department 
headed by Norman Foley in New York 
City with Milt Stein in Hollywood has 
come up with a wide assortment of 
recent record releases including “The 
Impossible Dream” recorded by many 
featured artists such as Roger Wil- 
liams, Matt Munro, the Temptations, 
Steve Lawrence, Andre Kostelanetz, 
Jim Nabors and the Hesitations: “Did 
I Ever Really Live” written by Allan 
Sherman and Albert Hague has been 
recorded by Steve Lawrence, Joe Wil- 
liams and others: “The Click Song 
Number One,” written by Miriam Ma- 
keba, has been recorded by Cher (of 
Sonny and Cher) on Imperial Records. 

Continuing in its co-operative ven- 
ture with the University of Miami, 
Sam Fox Publishing has appointed 
Miss Irene Stein from the University 
to assist in its copyright Department. 
Fox will accept annually, for employ- 
ment, one outstanding graduate major- 
ing in music merchandising at the 
University (the only school of higher 
learning offering this course). The 
original internee, Robert Rogel, is con- 
tinuing his sales and promotional ac- 
tivities at Fox. 

The Fox sales staff, headed by Harry 
Fox, Jr., based in the Hollywood office, 
looks forward to another banner year 
in the sales of educational and stand- 
ard music. 

Recently concluded are the acquisi- 
tions of the Omega Music Catalog 
and the Alec Wilder Music Catalog, 
each containing publications for study 
and performance. 

Fred Fox states “The immense inter- 
est in our various areas of music — 
whether it be published, performed, 
heard or seen — will continue through- 
out 1968 making the next twelve 
months a period of continued growth 
for the Fox Organization. 


Magic City Moving Again 

NEW YORK — 'Magic City Recording, 
the Detroit based R&B label is bounc- 
ing back into recording activity after 
a six month period of relative inac- 
tivity. The firm has been re-organized 
throughout and additional equipment, 
including a new 4-track scully recorder 
is being installed. 'Magic City saw 
some action last year with the release 
of records by Thelma Lindsey, the Ver- 
satones, and Bonnie Brisker. The Ver- 
satones’ disc of “With A Broken 
Heart” is still racking up sales in the 
Midwest area and doing much to pro- 
ject the Magic City Sound. 

Ernest Burt, President of the Com- 
pany, firmly believes that the future 
of Magic City now hinges on the ef- 
forts of his youthful staff of Artists, 
Writers, Arrangers, and Producers. 
He’s counting heavily on soon to be 
released product by several new Ar- 
tists recently signed to the label. These 
include Cythia and the Imaginations, 
the Hy-Lighters, and Deborah Smith; 
new product by Bonnie Brisker is also 
being readied for marketing in early 
March. 

Delrick, the Publishing division of 
Magic City, is also being stimulated 
as new writers, many with no track 
record are being signed and their ef- 
forts developed and promoted to the 
fullest. A recent acquisition in this 
area was “Afro Twist” which was 
presented to Ollie McLaughlin of 
Karen records who had the Capitols 
record the tune. Already it’s paying 
off with heavy sales in Detroit, Chi- 
cago, Philadelphia and New York. 
Some of the producers who recorded 
at Magic City in recent months are 
Clay McMurry, Venture Records; Don 
Davis, Stax-Atlantic; William Branch, 
M.G.M.-Way Out Records; Tom Baker, 
who cut the current Frank Gari sin- 
gle “Love That’s Where It Is” (on 
Capitol) in the Studio, Popcorn Wylie, 
and Mike Hanks, whose “Soul Man” 
was a biggie of some months ago. 

An open door policy is in effect at 
Magic City and new talent is welcome. 
Barbara Hurt, the talent co-ordinator, 
states that the new set-up applies 
equally to writers and producers as 
well as artists. 


8 Track Master Recorder 
Installed By Town Sound 

NEW YORK — A Scully 8 track sync 
master recorder has been installed by 
Town Sound Studio. 

Orville O’Brien, the Studio’s engi- 
neer, stated the new Scully disc mas- 
tering system should be installed next 
month. The eight track recording stu- 
dio is 2400 square feet. 

Town Sound is equipped with a 25 
microphone board, with equalization 
per channel, and offers eight, four, 
three track, stereo and mono record- 
ing facilities. Drums, vibes, Hammond 
organ, Steinway piano and instrument 
amplifiers are available at no addi- 
tional cost. 

Located in Englewood, three miles 
from the George Washington Bridge, 
top artists such as the Mothers of In- 
vention, Miriam Makeba, the Animals, 
Gloria Lynn, the Blue Propect, and 
Lou Courtney have recorded there. 

Gloria Toote, the Studio’s president, 
announced that the time now required 
to set sync is the same as for normal 
recording, with fool proof overdubbing 
guaranteed. Town Sound’s eight track 
is reportedly the tenth Sync Master 
released to the industry. 

Minimum recording rates are being 
offered to producers and companies 
who guarantee consistent studio rental. 
The Studio is making a special intro- 
ductory offer for eight track record- 
ing rate. 


Globe Bows Re-Jak-lt 

NEW YORK — Globe Albums of Long 
Island has unveiled a series of record 
replacement jackets for use in dressing 
up, protecting and adding color to rec- 
ord collections. 

Called “Re-Jak-lt,” the pre-printed 
sleeves come in three categories with 
art work classified popular, classical 
and psychedelic. Each series includes 
four different designs in full color, 
shrink-wrapped and individually pack- 
aged. Series will carry a suggested list 
price of $1.49. 

Back liners will have printed index 
with insertion spaces for album title, 
selections, etc. 

Lee Halpem, Globe president, said 
that the LP replacement jackets were 
officially introduced at the NARM 
convention in Florida, but that advance 
response from states across the coun- 
try has been “phenomenal.” 


Pepper Issues 2 Singles 

MEMPHIS — Pepper Records, a divi- 
sion of Pepper & Tanner (formerly 
Pepper Sound Studios) in Memphis, 
last week released two new singles. 

General manager Marty Lacker said 
that both were issued last Friday. The 
product included Ollie Jackson’s 
“Thank You Number One” and “You 
Got a Funny Way of Showing Your 
Love” by the Avantis. 

These will be the fourth and fifth 
singles released since the company’s 
recent formation. 


Project 3 Bows Enoch 
Light Singers Single 

NEW YORK — Further expansion of 
the pop program at Propect 3 Records 
was shown with the release of a single 
by the new Enoch Light Singers. 

Team consisting of 8 boys and 8 
girls performs “I Wonder What She’s 
Doing Tonight” backed with “Green 
Tambourine.” 



STANDING IN THE VALLEY— Paul 
Shore, president of Shorewood Litho, 
is shown at a press conference given 
to announce a new division of that 
firm, to be known as Shorewood Pack- 
aging Corp., and the fii'm’s new rec- 
ord jacket process, Unipak. Shore 
holds Scepter’s “Valley Of The Dolls” 
LP by Dionne Warwick, a Shorepak 
product, and is flanked (left and right) 
by Floyd Glinert, vp of Shorewood 
Packaging, and by Irving Hugel, vp 
of Shorewood Litho. 


Cash Box — March 23, 1968 


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DUKE ELLINGTON and BILLY STRAYHORN 

BEST INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ PERFORMANCE -LARGE GROUP 
AND BEST JAZZ COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR, “FAR EAST SUITE.” 

SENATOR EVERETT DIRKSEN 

BEST SPOKEN WORD, DOCUMENTARY OR DRAMA RECORDING, “GALLANT MEN.” 

BURTBACHARACH 

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT, “ALFIE.” 


LEONARD BERNSTEIN 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR-CLASSICAL AND 'BEST CLASSICAL CHORAL PERFORMANCE (OTHER THAN OPERA), 
“MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 8 IN E FLAT MAJOR” (MR. BERNSTEIN CONDUCTING 
THE LONDON SYMPHONY CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA AND SOLOISTS). 


IGOR STRAVINSKY 

BEST CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE-ORCHESTRA, “STRAVINSKY: FIREBIRD AND PETROUCHKA SUITES” 
(MR. STRAVINSKY CONDUCTING THE COLUMBIA SYMPHONY). 


RAVI SHANKAR 

BEST CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE, “WEST MEETS EAST” (MR. SHANKAR AND YEHUDI MENUHIN). 


EUGENE ORMANDY 

tBEST CLASSICAL CHORAL PERFORMANCE (OTHER THAN OPERA), “ORFF: CATULLI CARMINA” 
(MR. ORMANDY CONDUCTING THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA AND ROBERT PAGE 
CONDUCTING THE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY CHORUS). 


ash Box — March 23, 1968 


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he Kilpatrick & Rick Powell 
form Record-Music enterprise 


NASHVILLE — Dee Kilpatrick, nation- 
al record exec, and Rick Powell, pro- 
ducer-director-music educator, last 
week announced the formation of a 
new record-music enterprise which in- 
cludes a record label, an ASCAP pub- 
lishing firm (Alpine Music) and other 
industry-affiliated corporations. Kil- 
patrick, Nashville’s first resident a&r 
producer has seen duty with such la- 
bels as Mercury, Warner Bros, and 
Capitol. His responsibilities ranged 
from that of record salesman, branch 
manager, A&R director to promotion, 
merchandising and sales management. 
He was also the first general manager 
©f WSM’s Grand Ole Opry and brought 
to that famed country music showcase 
Don Gibson, Wilma Lee & Stoney 
Cooper, the Everly Brothers, Carl & 
Pearl Butler, Porter Wagoner, Stone- 
wall Jackson and the Wilburn Broth- 
ers. He produced the first official 
Grand Ole Opry history picture book, 
one of the industry’s biggest selling 
folios. Along with Wesley Rose and 
Roy Acuff he formed the Acuff-Rose 
Artists Corp., today one of Nashville’s 
leading talent organizations. 

For the past two years, Kilpatrick 
has been an executive with Hickory 
and TRX Records. 

Powell’s History 

Kilpatrick’s associate in the new en- 
terprise is Florida-born Rick Powell, 
an active member of Nashville’s music 
community for the past 2% years as 
an arranger, producer and conductor. 
Powell received his bachelor of music 
education and voice principle and his 
master of music composition from 
Florida State University. He will re- 
turn to that university in May for 
formal ceremonies at which he will re- 
ceive his doctorate in music. Powell 
presently teaches music composition 
and arranging at Peabody College in 
Nashville. He is also an exponent of 
the guitar, including classical, electric, 
12-string and steel, as well as the 
string bass. Powell’s background as a 
musician runs the gamut from jazz, 


country, military and society dance 
bands to rock combos and the Florida 
State University, State of Florida and 
Jacksonville symphonies. He studied 
conducting under Richard Borgin, who 
for 25 years was the associate con- 
ductor of the Boston Symphony. More 
recently, Powell was the music direc- 
tor for WSM’s variety show, “Pop 
And Country.” During the past 2% 
years he has arranged, conducted or 
produced 26 LPs for the Nashville- 
based Heartwarming Records. Powell’s 
gospel LPs are augmented with 
strings, brass, rhythm sections and 
chorale groups. His most recent pro- 
duction is by a new vocal aggregation, 
the 16th Avenue Society Singers, per- 
forming “Break My Mind” which Kil- 
patrick and Wesley Rose leased for 
TRX. 

Powell and Kilpatrick stated that 
their offices would be in Brentwood, 
Tenn., a suburb of Nashville. They 
also stated that their initial efforts 
would be in the realm of contemporary 
Top 40, and that they would announce 
their first single release within two 
weeks. Once clearances are completed 
the name of the new label will be an- 
nounced. According to Kilpatrick, the 
new label’s distributors will be chosen 
on their performances and their ability 
to merchandise. 

‘Top Candidate’ 

Regarding the resignation of Kil- 
patrick from the Acuff-Rose organiza- 
tion, firm president Wesley Rose 
stated: “It is naturally with regret 
that we lose him. But with the organi- 
zational and leadership qualities he 
possesses, plus the multi-talents of 
Rick Powell, this combination has the 
top candidate for the ultimate in 
Nashville record and music success. 
Dee has not only been a partner, a 
business associate and employee 
throughout the years, but has been a 
longtime personal friend and has our 
total moral support in his new 
venture.” 


Fireballs: Planning To Stay Hot 


NEW YORK— The Fireballs, fresh off 
their Top 10 hit, a rock version of Tom 
Paxton’s folk-styled “Bottle Of Wine,” 
came into New York last week to tape 
a segment for an upcoming edition of 
the “Peter Martin” TV’er and to dis- 
cuss plans for future recordings with 
Atlantic Records (the group’s disks 
appear on Atlantic’s Atco label). Cur- 
rently on a month-long personal ap- 
pearance tour which has already taken 
them to Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Phila- 
delphia and Cleveland, the Fireballs 
will play dates in Massachusetts, up- 
state New York and the Midwest be- 
fore the month is out. 

“Bottle Of Wine” is not the only 
hit the Fireballs have had. Their wax- 
ing of “Sugar Shack” was the biggest 
single of 1963, and three of their in- 
strumentals — “Torquay,” “Quite A 
Party” and “Bulldog” were also hits. 
Popular in the Southwest, their native 
area, the Fireballs have been playing 
hops, college dates and clubs there for 
the past few years and waiting for 
their next big record. Now it has come, 
and the group feels that, with a com- 
pany like Atlantic behind them, their 
chances of staying on top are excellent. 


Their latest bid for chart and sales 
honors is their new Atco album, titled 
after their “Bottle Of Wine” hit. 

“Bottle Of Wine” (the single) got 
its first big dose of U. S. airplay in the 
Southwest fi’om two large stations, 
KIMN-Denver and KOMA-Oklahoma 
City, and from a host of smaller sta- 
tions in the area. The disk also did 
very well in Canada, and George 
Struther, an executive at Quality Rec- 
ords, Atlantic’s Canadian distributor, 
was so excited by “Bottle Of Wine” ’s 
potential that he kept calling Atlantic 
in New York until he convinced vice 
president Jerry Wexler that the label 
had a hit on its hands. Now Atlantic 
plans to go all the way with the group. 

At a special meeting of Atlantic ex- 
ecutives held in New York last week 
while the Fireballs were here, it was 
decided that the group’s new single 
will be “Goin’ Away,” a ballad from 
the “Bottle Of Wine” album. “Goin’ 
Away” was written by Fireball 
George Tomsco and his wife. 



Their Corner 

Stan Rhodes and George 
Goering, co-cleffers of Bai-- 
bra Streisand’s new Co- 
lumbia single “Our Corner 
Of The Night,” are shown 
signing an exclusive writ- 
ers agreement with Arch 
Music, ASCAP affiliate of 
A. Schroeder. Seated (left 
to right) are: Stan Rhodes 
(lyrics), Wally Gold vp of 
Schroeder; and George 
Goehring (composer). Staff 
attorney Larry Lighter 
stands at right. 


Price Named MGM 
Rep To Rack Ind. 

NEW YORK — Record industry vet- 
eran Morrie Price has been appointed 
to a newly created position as special 
representative to the rack industry by 
MGM Records. For the time being, 
Price will also continue to function as 
chief of the MGM-owned Metro Dis- 
tributors in Chicago. 



Morrie Price 


In commenting on the appointment, 
label president Mort Nasatir explained 
that Price will provide a special laison 
between the MGM president’s office 
and the key racks around the country. 
Price will report directly to Nasatir 
on the state of the rack business and 
will also be available to the racks for 
consultation and advice in merchandis- 
ing, marketing and promotion matters. 

A veteran of the record industry, 
Price has held six positions of decision 
as marketing director and Chicago 
branch manager for MGM, vice presi- 
dent at Mercury Records and national 
sales director for United Artists. 


Sam The Sham 
Revamps Revue 

NEW YORK — Sam the Sham has 
completely revamped his “live” show, 
The Sam the Sham Revue, which will 
now consist of a 13 piece package. 

The show formerly contained 5 
Pharaohs, who provided all musical 
accmpaniment and entertainment with 
their own 15-minute performance, and 
the Shametts, the three young ladies 
who have been the most recent ad- 
dition to the former Revue. The girls 
s’ng, danced and provided vocal ac- 
companiment for Sam. 

The present Revue, which will be 
ready to hit the road for the first time 
by Apr. 2, will contain 7 musicians 
and will feature the 3 Shametts, Tony 
Gee, a former Pharaoh, whom Sam 
has produced on records, and a young 
female vocalist who will be billed as 
Priscilla — also produced by Sam. 


Philco-Ford Names 
Johnston Gen. Mgr. 

PHILADELPHIA — The appointment 
of Donald E. Johnston as general man- 
ager of the sales distribution division 
within the consumer products group of 
Philco-Ford Corporation was an- 
nounced last week by Carl E. Lantz, 
vice president of the consumer prod- 
ucts group. 

Johnston, who has been general sales 
manager of the division, takes over a 
position which was being filled on an 
interim basis by Lantz. 

Johnston joined Philco-Ford in 1964 
as national sales planning manager 
for television and subsequently served 
as manager of sales on the Firestone 
account and manager of special mar- 
kets. He was appointed general sales 
manager of S & D Division in 1967. 


Hip Pocket Disks (Continued from page 7) 


a period of 3 weeks, 2986 Hip Pocket 
Records were sold in the two week 
span following the price deci'ease, or 
an average of almost 400 records per 
outlet, over a 2 week period. 

Approximately 2500 record outlets 
now carry Hip-Pocket Records, ac- 
cording to Vincent F. Novak, new 
products planning manager, Consumer 
Electronics, Philco-Ford Corp. 

Twenty-five hundred other appli- 
ance outlets handling Philco product 
also handle Hip-Pocket Records. But 
the test was only conducted among 
standard record shops. 

Based on the tests, Novak said that 
the forecast for increased volume 
makes the price reduction possible 
without reducing retailers mark-up. 
He added that although sales of the 
product have been satisfactory during 
the short time HP’s have been on the 
market, the company had been un- 
able to conduct price sensitivity tests 
because initial distribution of the 
product was not completed until late 
Fall, a matter of weeks before the 
Christmas selling season. 

Novak expressed confidence in the 
future of Hip-Pocket Records. “We 
are convinced,” he said, “that with the 
new pricing, Hip-Pocket Records will 
be a volume item not only for large 
stores but for the small retailer as 
well. This means that we will be able 
to broaden our sales base with a 
package that will attract more re- 
tailers.” 

The company announced plans to 
add shortly 12 new selections to its 
present catalog of 24 records. 

However, the titles of the 12 new 
disks were not yet announced. Novak 
said they might be ready at the 
NARM Convention. 

At the press conference in the St. 
Regis Hotel at which the price de- 
crease was announced, Novak pointed 
to a number of other interesting facts 
his market sensitivity test showed: 1) 
that HP records were purchased in 
multiples rather than one-to-a- cus- 
tomer 2) that dealers noticed no fall- 
off in their regular singles business 
even though an average of 200 HP 
singles per week were being sold in 
the same outlet. This led Novak and 
dealers to assume that HP’s were 
“plus business” rathei than substi- 



tute business. 

3) that with almost no advertising, 
the HP’s were selling — leading 
Novak to believe that purchases were 
of an “impulse” nature. 4) that “word- 
of-mouth” resulted in youngsters com- 
ing into stores and asking to be shown 
the HP’s available. 5) that the ten 
best selling artists of the 20 or so 
available on HP’s were — Sonny & 
Cher, Tommy James, the Doors, the 
McCoys, the Happenings, the Young 
Rascals, Neil Diamond, Wilson 
Pickett, the Buckinghams and the 
Five Americans. This list was based 
on the 2986 sales over a two week 
span in the eight test stores. 

Philco-Ford is planning consider- 
able expansion in the HP area, and 
now that many of the debut bugs 
have been erased and production of 
the mini-player as well as disks are 
rolling, Novak expects to be able to 
reach many more record retailers and 
rack outlets with the product. 

He said that the player and disks 
are now being merchandised by a 
number of racks with considerable 
success. Novak also pointed to future 
evolutions in the player and intimated 
that the company is constantly mak-j 
ing advances in further miniaturiza- 
tion of the player. 

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UNITED 

ARTISTS 


As the American record industry gently 
muzzles up to the one billion dollar level of 
annual sales, tradesters with relatively long 
memories know well enough that this repre- 
sents virtually a 100 percent increase in just 
a decade. Many of the companies that con- 
tribute to this remarkable current volume of 
business weren’t even about in the late fifties, 
while others, like United Artists Records, were 
at that moment about to take their first 
wobbly steps in the record marketing derby. 
That’s not to say that United Artists, by itself, 
accounted for a half billion dollar growth in 
sales. Yet, its presence on the scene during 
this most exciting of all decades in the music 
business, most assuredly has helped swell this 
growing annual total to its present and still 
zooming level. UA today has established it- 
self in the front line of major companies, and 
in keeping with general industry trends, it 
has carefully structured itself in many diversi- 
fied areas of its business. It is, in the broad- 
est sense, a colorful story of talented and 
creative people and the product they made, 
promoted and sold. 

Expanding From Films 

Even a decade ago, diversification had be- 
come a keynote in industry, and applying this 
lule to the entertainment area, if followed 
that a successful motion picture producer 
would be well-advised to broaden his own 
interests into such obvious areas as recordings 
and music publishing. Thus, as Max Youngstein, 
the then UA Picture vice president in charge 
of advertising and exploitation, undertook to 
form a related record company in 1958, the 
seed of an eminently successful inter-related 
network of pictures songs and records, was 
planted. Initially, it seemed sufficient that a 
record company structure be organized and 
that the name United Artists be associated 
with disks. Interestingly enough, the initial 
emphasis in the company’s product was in 
jazz, reflecting the personal tastes of those 
involved in the earliest phases. 

Rise Of Picker 

One of the most significant developments 
in the initial five year period of the firm was 
the rise of David Picker, one of Youngstein’s 
earlier lieutenants. Eventually named execu- 
tive vice president of United Artists Corp., a 
position he retains today, Picker made a 
series of appointments which had considerable 
impact on the growth of the company. One of 
these was producer, arranger, Don Costa, who 
was responsible for the signing of the piano 
hitmakers, Ferrante and Teicher and guitarist, 
Al Caiola. Later, although Costa severed his 
direct employment arrangement with UA, he 
assigned national distribution rights on his own 
newly-formed DCP label to United Artists. 

Picker later hired Art Talmadge, who had 
been an executive with Mercury Records for 
a number of years, to operate the record 
company, and under this new chief, various new 
and productive directions were taken. Tal- 
madge helped initiate the use of outside 
independent producers and one of the most 
successful of these was the combine of Lieber 
and Stoller, who produced Jay and the Ameri- 
cans for UA. Lieber and Stoller were also 
responsible for another group, the Exciters. 

Talmadge, in addition to working out an 
arrangement for the national distribution 
through United Artists of the independent 
Musicor Records line, bringing Gene Pitney 
into the fold, also hired Norman Weiser, an 
experienced industry exec, to handle the 
company’s advertising and merchandising op- 
erations. Weiser later was named a vice 
president of his division and still later, 
became head of the record company and 
music publishing interests in Hollywood, where 
he also is responsible for studio liaison. 

In 1962, Picker appointed Michael Stewart, 
a successful international music publisher 
and producer, to coordinate music and record 


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UNITED ARTISTS: 

THE FIRST 10 YEARS 




activities for United Artists, reflecting a grow- 
ing awareness not only of the important three- 
way parlay of publishing and records and the 
parent company’s product, movies, but of the 
international aspects of the business as well. 

When Talmadge left the company to set 
up his own firm, Picker named Stewart to 
supervise the entire record and publishing 
complex. Later, when Picker became executive 
vice president of the parent company, the 
United Artists Corporation, Stewart became 
president of both the record and publishing 
companies. 

Since that time, Stewart has built his own 
smoothly-functioning management team, in- 
corporating tested talent in every area of 
production and marketing. Serving as vice 
president and general manager, and involved 
heavily on the business and financial side is 
Si Mael, who in terms of tenure with the 
company, is a charter staffer, making him a 
senior man on the staff. 

Marketing 

In the all-important spot of marketing vice 
president, is Mike Lipton, who left the Cosnat 
Distribution empire of his uncle, Jerry Blaine, 
where he had worked for 11 years, to take 
the UA post almost three years ago. Lipton, 
who knows the all-important world on the 
other side of the distributor fence, has been 
extremely successful in developing a powerful 
rapport with the distribution elements, and in 
addition, has a pair of tested operatives in 
Dave Greenman, national album sales manager, 
and Sonny Kirshen, who holds the correspond- 
ing post on the singles side. Promo chief for 
singles is Eddie Levine, while John Davies, 
recently appointed, is on the LP promo front. 

Publishing 

Stewart’s man in publishing, an increasingly 
sensitive area in the company, is Murray 
Deutch, an executive who has been around 
and knows the scene on all publishing fronts, 
and who, in a short space of time, has built 
the United Artists Music firms into ones of 
substance and catalog. He has inked impor- 
tant new writers to exclusive contracts and 
has also set up a Nashville publishing office 
under songwriter-singer, Billy Edd Wheeler. 

Shortly after Stewart became head of the 
record company, he appointed Jack Gold as 
his new a. & r. chief. Gold, a soft-spoken man 
with a solid musical knowledge, and a success- 
ful track record both as indie producer and 
head of his own label, Paris Records, brought 
in Bobby Goldsboro, who promptly responded 
with an immediate hit, "See the Funny Little 
Clown.” Gold also produced TV star, Patti 
Duke's first hit, “Don’t Just Stand There,” 
Danny Williams’ “White on White,” and a 
number of LP productions for such artists as 
Ferrante and Teicher and Shirley Bassey, 
among others. 

When Gold left to accept a post as a. & r. 
topper for Columbia Records on the West 
Coast, Stewart brought in Henry Jerome, and 
today the former bandleader, who left a long- 
time post at Decca-Coral to accept the new 
post, has organized the a. & r. staff of house 
producers and outsiders into one of the most 
effective in the business (see separate story). 

Roster of Artists 

Obviously, a real record company story is 
written in star names and hits rather than 
executive talent, whoever it may be. And in 
the UA first decade story, there is certainly 
no shortage of glamorous chapters. 

At one of the very earliest junctures came 
the two-piano and sweeping orchestra version 
of “Exodus” by Ferrante and Teicher, high- 
lighting again the opportunities for success 
with motion picture theme material. Movies 
have been the source of many of the company’s 
hits, and although the goal of a well-diversified 
company is always foremost, nevertheless 
movies have always been the source for likely 
recordings. This is so, in fact, whether or not 
the parent company is the producer of the film 


and whether or not the publishing subsidiary 
handles the score. United Artists Records, for 
example, enjoyed quite a solid success with 
the soundtrack for “Mondo Caine,” which was 
not a UA picture. Another company also enjoyed 
the biggest single from this score. Conversely, 
“Exodus” was a single hit for UA Records, 
from a picture released through UA, but the 
soundtrack was released by another company. 

The UA catalog is generously dotted with 
movie successes . . . “Never on Sunday;” “A 
Hard Day’s Night” with the Beatles; the James 
Bond classics like “Dr. No,” “Thunderball” and 
“Goldfinger,” and the award-winning, “A Man 
and a Woman.” In all, there are more than 
50 soundtracks in the United Artists catalog. 

Cinema Themes 

The firm has also pioneered in “Great 
Motion Picture Themes” idea in LP's, packaging 
the major theme successes from a number of 
hits in one attractive package. These so-called 
“compilations” have meant big business for 
UA as evidenced by the smashing success last 
season of “For a Few Dollars More and 
Other Movie Themes," by maestro Leroy 
Holmes. The LP has been on the album charts 
for months. 

Singles Activity 

The label has also had single record hits as 
well. One of the earlies, and easily one of the 
biggest was "Michael Row the Boat,” which 
launched a career for the Highwaymen. Jay 
and the Americans became one of the hottest 
attractions on the circuit, following their 
initial success with “She Cried” and “Come a 
Little Bit Closer.” Still earlier was the very 
successful Mary Johnson with “You Got What 
It Takes.” Danny Williams, an R&B stylist from 
England, scored convincingly with “White on 
White.” 

Also in the R&B vein, Garnett Mimms be- 
came a top contender under the UA banner, 
as did Little Anthony and the Imperials, Bobby 
Goldsboro, a crooning baritone with country 
overtones, scored first with “See the Funny 
Little Clown," five years ago and has remained 
a major seller ever since. 

C & W 

Mindful of the importance of the country 
market, Stewart in 1962 appointed Kelso 
Herston as Nashville producer for United Art- 
ists, which put the firm in the country business 
for good. More recently, the Nashville wing 
has moved into its own building, with Bob 
Montgomery the head of a. & r. operations 
there. For UA, the Nashville country division 


has produced such important names as Del 
Reeves, Johnny Darrell and Bobby Lewis, and? 
earlier this year, Joyce Paul also joined the 
label. It may also be noted that Bobby Golds- 
boro’s hit, “Honey,” co-produced by the singer i 
and Montgomery in Nashville. 

On the distaff side, young TV star, Patti 
Duke, came through with a new career for 
herself when she got a hit with “Don’t Just 
Stand There.” Shirley Bassey, after unsuccess- 
ful earlier tries, finally broke the ice here^ 
with her single version of John Barry’s movie 
song, “Goldfinger,” and she has been a top 
seller on the LP front ever since. Much interest 
is also being placed just as the company’s 
10th anniversary time arrives, in Britisher, 
Samantha Jones, and in Bobbie Martin, a 
Baltimore girl with a strong rural flavor, whose 
first UA release, “Only You” is just out. ; 

British Scene 

As for the British scene, in addition to the 
aforementioned Miss Jones and Miss Bassey, 
UA has had its share, starting at the peak of 
the initial shock wave in 1964 with Manfred 
Mann and his “Doo Wah Diddy Diddy” and 
“Sha La La.” Later, and again as the opening 
of the second decade approaches, the firm 
looks to Traffic, with Stevie Windwood and 
the Spencer Davis Group, plus the Easybeats f| 
among others, to keep the banners flying. 

Much excitement is already evident at this 
time in at least two subsidiary labels, nowi 
being spotlighted in a hefty promotional cam- 
paign. First of these, Solid State, puts the 
company to a contending position in the jazz 
market, with first class talent such as Mel 
Lewis and Thad Jones and the Jazz Orchestra 
an important portion of which is produced by 
independent producer, Sonny Lester. 

The Latin business too is coming in for its 
share of excitement with the emergence of 
the brand new UA Latino line, supervised byj 
Lipton, with material party produced by Leroy) 
Holmes. This line will feature front-line talent 
like the veteran Tito Rodriguez, Chucho Avala- 
nett and Vincentico Valdez. 

International 

On the international front, UA is also mak- 
ing a determined and long-range effort with 
such major talents as Raphael, the frantically 
followed Spanish Singer, and the veteran 
classic guitarist, Carlos Montoya. 

Artists like these, and proven executive 
talent as that now on the United Artists team 
bodes well indeed for an even more giitter- 
ingly successful second decade of operations, 
which commences at once. 



David Picker, Executive 
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Artists, is the key link ! 

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company and the music , 
and record division. Work- 
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NEW YORK— Michael Stewart, now in his sixth 
year with United Artists, and his third as presi- 
dent of the record and publishing combine, has 
made substantial contributions to the firms, 
not only in terms of artist acquisitions, but in 
marketing philosophy, diversification of product 
across seven different labels, the establishment 
of a close working liaison between records, 
music and motion pictures, and the setting up 
of United Artists own four and eight-track tape 
cartridge line, exclusive of any leasing arrange- 
ments. 

Early Career 

Stewart began his working career before 
World War II as a performer in Broadway musi- 
cals as well as occasional entrepreneur in 
producing shows and handling such business 
arrangements as leasing the theater and seeing 
that all the performers got there on time. 
During the War he became an aeronautical en- 
gineer at Johns Hopkins but with the close of 
hostilities he resumed his theatrical activities. 


“I never particularly liked singing in the 
shows, but it did give me a passport out of 
Baltimore and into showbusiness,” Stewart 
admits today. “But eventually I just gravitated 
more into the management and business side, 
because that’s what really interested me. For 
awhile, I got very active in the gospel field, 
promoting concerts, being an A&R man and 
managing groups like the Golden Gate Quartet.” 

Stewart first became involved with publish- 
ing, because “I couldn’t get the right kind of 
songs for my artists from other publishers. I 
also did some songwriting of my own.” At one 
time, when somebody played him a tune that 
sounded good to him, Stewart looked up the 
writers, Bob Allen and Al Stillman and discov- 
ered that several other publishers were already 
“thinking about it.” At that point, Stewart liked 
the tune even more, and took it for publishing 
into a firm which he had started as a partner- 
ship with the late Lary Spier. About Spier, 
Stewart says, “He was the best music man I 
ever met and I’ll always be indebted to him for 
making a publisher out of me.” 

The song, “Moment to Remember,” turned 
into a major hit, establishing Stewart as a pub- 
lisher and the Four Lads, whom he later man- 
aged, as a prime disc attraction. 

In the early fifties, with a good run of hits 
already in his catalog, Stewart recalls looking 
East to Europe and feeling that “there will be 
a world music business, once those countries 
get on their feet and rebuild themselves. So I 
finally went to England myself and went into 
the publishing business there. Our company 
represented the United Artists publishing inter- 
ests in England, which is how I happened to 
develop such close ties with United Artists. 

Joins UA 

Finally, United Artists called on us to help in 
the exploitation campaign for their picture. 
“Never on Sunday,” for which we were also the 
co-publisher of the score.” Later, when UA de- 
cided to expand their music activities, they 
called upon Stewart in 1962 to become head 
of their music operations. Prior to joining the 
company, he disposed of some of his own pub- 
lishing interests and incorporated others into 
the United Artists fold. His basic assignment 
with the company was to develop the music 


firms and to coordinate music and record 
activities with motion pictures. 

When he finally became head of all music 
and record operations (he was named president 
of the companies three years ago) one of the 
vital jobs was to renew the major artists al- 
ready with the label and to acquire new ones. 
In due course, renewal contracts were arranged 
with such major talents as Ferrante and Teicher, 
Al Caiola and Jay and the Americans. Later, 
Stewart played a role in bringing to the com- 
pany such names as Jimmy Roselli, Patti Duke, 
and Pat Cooper, among others. 

Always international-minded, Stewart was re- 
sponsible for bringing to UA, such overseas 
stars as Manfred Mann, Shirley Bassey, the 
Spencer Davis Group, maestro George Martin, 
Traffic, and most recently, Samantha Jones. 
From Canada, he signed Gordon Lightfoot, one 
of the top writers of that nation today, and 
one for whom a major drive is in the offing. 

Also at the international level, Stewart has 
moved in recent months to establish UA-owned 
record companies in key overseas territories. 
In England, the company is already functioning 
on its own, with expected new companies to 
open in Germany, Italy and France later this 
year. UA also has 100 percent owned music 
publishing entities in most countries. 

Moving into the tape cartridge field, Stewart 
prefers to retain complete control, rather than 


operating through licensees, a policy which has 
seen the UA tape business jump to the point 
where it accounted for 12 percent of the firm’s 
gross sales for February, a record share of 
that gross. 

Diversification 

In recent months, Stewart has also moved 
more than ever in the direction of diversifica- 
tion of product, by establishing such individual 
labels as Solid State (jazz); UA Latino (for Latin 
and Spanish language product); Unart (economy- 
priced line); and Veep, a label specifically or- 
ganized for gospel and R&B product. Ascot 
continues as an active subsidiary pop line and 
includes the Manfred Mann hits in its catalog. 

All these continuing moves have placed the 
company, under Stewart’s guidance, in its 
strongest position in years as it completes its 
first 10 golden years in the business. “We are 
extremely happy to observe this 10th anniver- 
sary,” Stewart said, “And we sincerely look 
forward to the continuing growth of our com : 
pany and to its achieving a top position among 
the foremost record companies of the world, 
both through the national growth and develop- 
ment of our existing properties as well as 
through a series of major acquisitions already 
in the planning stage. We look forward with 
great excitement to our prospects as we open 
a new chapter in our own United Artists story.” 



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MURRAY DEUTCH 
United Artists Vice Pres. 


“We’ve got the whole world to conquer,” 
Murray Deutch said, describing the geo- 
graphical growth of United Artists’ music pub- 
lishers. But his tone and the way he describes 
each aspect of the music operation depicts 
“world” in a new perspective. 

United Artists, Unart and all the affiliate 
firms that make up the publishing setup with 
UA Records are out to conquer “worlds” not 
pictured on any map. The company is con- 
stantly at work in new “worlds” of exploita- 
tion. 

Soundtrack Explosion 

“When I started here just six years ago,” 
Deutch recalled, “nobody took movie music 
too seriously. We gave awey the scores to 
movies, and sometimes UA Records would pick 
up a soundtrack score from another film com- 
pany.” 

“Nobody does that anymore.” United Artists 
was a pioneer in developing the use of sound- 
track albums for previously untapped sales. No 
matter how seemingly insignificant a film 
soundtrack might seem, the music is attached 
to something — action, a scene, a picture that 
people remember. 

In the case of an award winning movie, the 
score is worth a fortune in terms of radio and 
performance royalties; and if the film has a 
major song it can be worth far more than even 
a million-selling single. 

For the recent “Live For Life,” more than 
thirty versions of the title theme alone have 
been waxed, and the continued play (though 
none made top forty sales positions) is bringing 
in more money and will continue to reap 
profits after virtually all the best-sellers have 
faded from deejay memories. 

Upcoming Movie Monster 

Present focus of the soundtrack publicity 
spotlight is the forthcoming “Chitty Chitty 
Bang Bang,” which is already being promoted 
though filming is far from complete. The open- 
ing date is scheduled for the coming Christmas 
season. 

This family movie will star Dick Van Dyke in 
a story for children by Ian Fleming, creator of 
James Bond. This was Fleming’s only youngster 
fantasy, and is being filmed for all-age appeal 
with a score by Robert and Richard Sherman, 
the Academy Award winning composers who 
scored “Mary Poppins.” 

Working in close affiliation with the film 
company, United Artists publishers has an ad- 
vertising and promotion budget of $250,000 for 
the thirteen songs in the film. Deutch is al- 
ready at work lining “only top artists” for 
recordings to be released this September to 
highlight the film opening. 

A special feature of the advance work in- 
volved and the close tie-in between film and 
music firms at United Artists was preparation 
of a two-hour series of preview scenes giving 
the story from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and 
showing the use of all thirteen songs in the 
movie. Advance screenings were held at the 
UA offices for producers, A&R personnel and 
executives considering placement of “Chitty” 
material with their artists. All viewers were 
flown to New York at UA expense for the 
screenings. 

Themes & The Pop Scene 

While “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” holds the 


center of attention at UA, the firm continues 
in the "world” of the present with the current 
"Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush” sound- 
track high on the priority list. Release of the 
LP for this new movie was slated for late this 
month, but the album was rushed to hit the 
market just after the opening of “Mulberry 
Bush” at the start of March. 

Stevie Winwood’s Traffic presaged the pre- 
miere with a single of the title song (written 
by Winwood) and the album includes the score 
which is performed in the show by Traffic and 
the United Artists attraction, the Spencer 
Davis Group. 

Major new soundtrack seller at UA is “The 
Good, the Bad & the Ugly,” third of the Clint 
Eastwood trilogy that included “A Fistful of 
Dollars” and “For a Few Dollars More.” Hugo 
Montenegro's single of the song is now on the' 
best seller charts. 

Both these scores, and many others have 
shown the close link of film and music com- 
pany, but they also exhibit the tie between 
United Artists and Unart with the pop front. 
Major moves in the movie world are of prime 
interest due to the film company-music firm 
setup; but the “world” of pop is never out of. 
the picture so to speak. Aside from working 
with composers toward a possible pop song in 
a movie score, the publishing interests are 
extended across the vista of pop, rock, blue, 
country and easy listening music. 

“A hot single” Deutch explained, “always 
stirs interest in the company. In fact, it works 
both ways, with a lot of doors opened to a 
new single as a result of material happening 
in other areas.” An example of the diverse 
fields covered by the UA pubbery can be found 
in its staff of regular writers: Jeff Barry & 
Elly Greenwich on the rock scene as well as 
Bobby Goldsboro whose materia! often clicks 
with c&w audiences; Elmer Bernstein and Luis 
Bonfa for easy listening songs; and Billy Edd 
Wheeler, who is noted in folk and country 
music for his compositions. Others offer added 
strength in these fields and keep the United 
Artists and Unart pubberies in hot contention 
with pop material. 

Kama Sutra Music’s worldwide rights were 
purchased last year by UA, and the company’s 
“Green Tambourine” that earned a gold record 
for the Lemon Pipers is one of the leading 
songs at the publishing branch now. 

"Having established writers, and a large 
catalog always makes life easier than having 
to hope for a hit writer to walk through the 
doors,” Deutch states, but the company is 
always in search of material from undiscovered 
talent. UA is also actively in search of possible 
acquisitions to exoand the catalog and add new 
prospects through the ties of the company. 
Production ties, recording deals and properties 
continue to function as an independent unit in 
the overall UA structure, and the parent com- 
pany avoids imposing materia! on the subsidi- 
ary. “There is always the added benefit of con- 
tact with a parent company like United Artists 
which can offer added scope to a firm's limited 
potential.” 

A Publishing Supermarket 

“The business has grown like a supermar- 
ket,” Deutch commented, “and there aren’t 
very many neighborhood grocery stores left." 
An artist, producer or A&R man is more likely 
to visit a large publishing setup for material 
than smaller firms with less catalog. “In our 
setup, the individuals are like the concession 
owners in a supermarket. If our catalog is 
lacking at one ‘counter’ there is another to 
meet the need and everyone profits from the 
organization tie.” 

With this super-structure, the company has 
accrued a large number of standard, semi- 
standard and new selections that keep things 
moving on the singles, LP and performance 
sides. 

Another major “world” that has been largely 
neglected by many publishers is the television 
realm handled by UA’s Esteem Music publish- 
ing branch. Copyrights for themes played week- 
after-week on shows gain in several respects— 
performance, exposure and folio profits. The 
company’s current “Rat Patrol,” “Fugitive” and 
“It’s About Time” are bolstered by the televi- 
sion return appearances of "Branded," “My 
Mother the Car,” “Sea Hunt” and others. 

Even more than the regular exposure, inclu- 
sion of the songs in collections of television 
music rack up sheet sales and extra prformance 
loggings. ‘‘Marching band arrangements have 

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The Marketing Scene: 



SI MAEL 

UA V.P. & Gen. Mgr. 


“When you’re selling records, you are 
basically selling sound, nothing else. So you 
have to figure out the best way to make sure 
your customers will hear the product you want 
them to buy.” This is the philosophy, in his 
own words, of Mike Lipton, vice president in 
charge of marketing for United Artists Records 
and its numerous subsidiary lines, a philosophy 
which shows up at once in the company’s pro- 
motional strategy. 

Co-op Radio Ads 

Use of radio for LP promotion is one of the 
basics being currently employed by Upton’s 
team. In a recent distributor co-op ad program, 
announced during the firm’s “Blue Chip” LP 
plan earlier this year, the co-op money was 
earmarked for radio spot buys only. 

The first LP by the company’s new group, the 
Hassles, is now being promoted through spot 
radio on at least 25 key market stations, with 
the spots co-op’d by distributors in those mar- 
kets. 

The company is also sponsoring a full hour 
of programming titled, “United Artists Stereo 
Showcase,” weekly on Sunday nights on New 
York’s WTFM. The show features middle of the 
road music with pop entries, but no hard rock. 
Comedy material, with the label’s Italian-ori- 
ented laughmaker, Pat Cooper, is also spotted 
on the show. Lipton sees a strong possiblity of 
expanding this format into other territories. 

In-Store Intercom Ads 

But the audio approach goes further than 
radio. “We’ve also started a plan of buying 
time on the in-store intercom system at Kor- 
vette’s too,” says Lipton, “giving us a chance 
to expose material in selected LP's each month. 
We pick out three albums we want to promote 
heavily and our arrangement with the store 
gets us into 46 Korvette outlets. 

“We have tested the response to both the 
radio play and the in-store broadcasting idea 
and we definitely see an increase in the sales 
pace when the album has been so exposed. We 
are also doing much the same thing in the 
Latin and international fields. We’re promoting 
our new UA Latino line now with time buys 
with Edwin Frankel on WRFM, which caters to 
the Spanish-speaking audience.” 

Displays 

Point of sale and store displays in general 
are keyed to the problems of limited space 
availabilities in the average retail location. For 
instance, Lipton says, hangers and mobile de- 
vices are especially useful and to the point 
where there is virtually no wall space and little 
window space open. When windows can be used, 
UA favors empty LP covers and where there’s 
a bit more space, cover blow-ups measuring 
18” by 18" are used. 

"We work with every dealer in every store,” 
says Lipton. “In fact, I feel that I’m working 
for the distributor in a way, in helping him do 
a better job with his dealers. Whenever we 
have any sort of party or reception for any of 
our attractions, we tie in the dealers and the 
distributor in the area, not just the jocks and 
the press people, although both of these are 
also most important.” 

From time to time, a company which has de- 
veloped a broad catalog in such diverse areas 
as pop, country, Latin, jazz and R&B, will turn 
to a special catalog merchandising campaign 
on a specific artist of major proportions. Such 
a performer is guitarist Al Caiola, who last fall 
was earmarked for a special catalog cmpaign 
involving special browser cards, salesmen in- 
centives and bonuses. 

An entirely new collection of 20 assorted 
browser cards were introduced during the com- 
pany's 10th Anniversary convention in Miami 
Beach. 

UA also maintains a continuing emphasis on 


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MIKE LIPTON 

UA V.P. & Marketing Dir. 


oldies sales through its silver spotlight series, 
specially packaged and in many cases and spe- 
cially recoupled for this purpose. A special 
browser box, which holds 75 titles, is employed 
for this purpose. When a single record sur- 
passes an initial overall sale of 75,000 it 
qualifies for inclusion eventally in the Silver 
Spotlight series. Once it’s included, it can also 
be pulled out when the sales pace falls below 
a predetermined level. In one recent month, 
the company noted, with some enjoyment, an 
increase of 60 percent in oldies sales. 

Upton’s Ingenuity 

An old hand on the distributor side, (he’s 
the nephew of veteran diskster, Jerry Blaine, 
and worked as branch manager of several of 
Blaine’s Cosnat operations for over 11 years). 
Lipton has invented many devices to help the; 
distributor and rack jobber. 

His latest helper is a special catalog cross- 
referencing all the company’s LP's and four 
and eight-track tape cartridges. It’s pocket- 
sized and was shown first at the Miami meet. 
Next, and aimed particularly at rack jobbers, 
is a “profit calculator” which instantly reads 
on a circular scale the mark-up, mark-down 
percentages based on certain costs. It’s some- 
thing like a circular sliderule and racks are^ 
likely to find it an invaluable daily tool. On it 
is emblazoned the colorful new United Artists 
— TransAmerica logo— a reminder of the man 
who gave the device and the product for which 
he stands. 

‘Soundtrack of the Month' 

United Artists’ catalog of more than 50 
soundtrack albums are expected to come in- 
creasingly into special focus at the retail level 
as the catalog continues to grow. In the works 
right now is a “Soundtrack of the Month” dis- 
play unit, which spotlights an actual cover in 
the form of a color transparency, with a strong 
light showing through. The entire unit is in 
the form of a marquee. 



CHARLES GOLDBERG 
West Coast Reg. Sales 



LEE LEVINE 


Midwest Reg. Sales 



UJt latino... Swinging 


UA Latino ... a name that may well place 
United Artists at the head of the parade in the 
Latin music world . . . came into being only last 
year. It has already made its own kind of start- 
ling impact on the marketplace; and with a 
triumvirate of artists that includes the re- 
nowned Tito Rodriguez, Vincentico Valdez and 
the Spanish singing wonder, Raphael, leading 
the way, UA president Mike Stewart’s hoped 
for pre-eminence may come sooner than even 
company officials had hoped. 

United Artists has actually been in the Latin 
business for several years. Earlier LPs by Tito 
Rodriguez, particularly, have done exceptionally 
well both here in the U. S., in Puerto Rico and 
in various countries of Latin America. Four 
years ago, when A&R executive, Leroy Holmes 
found Chucho Avelanett singing in New York’s 
Great Northern Hotel, and signed him, the 
chanter turned out to be a kind of sleeping 
giant from the sales standpoint. His first LP 
sold over 40,000! 

A Spreading Market 

It’s a market that, without much hoopla, 
seems to grow steadily. Although at one time, 
specific centers of Latin population, like New 
York City, Miami and Los Angeles, formed the 
principal markets, today Latins, including many 
Puerto Ricans, are moving across the land as 
industries spread out. There are many of them 
today, for example, working in auto industry 
centers in Michigan and Ohio and they are 
moving into other sectors as well. 

How best to serve this market? For special 
consumer considerations, say marketing vice 
president Mike Lipton, it proved most advisable 
to establish a separate identity for the Latin 
product. This was brought about in 1967, with 
the birth of UA Latino, and the transfer to it 
of all UA’s Latin artists. At the same time, the 
singer Raphael, from Spain, who had first hit 
the market with big sales on UA International, 
was transferred to Latino because of the direc- 
tion of his greatest sales— -in Latin and partic- 
ularly the Puerto Rican markets. 

Lipton explained that the accepted price 
structure in the Latin field is $1 cheaper than 
the normal $4.79 pop suggested list price, 
making it virtually impossible to conduct an 
intelligible merchandising program incorporat- 


ing two sets of prices on the same line. Fur- 
ther, in Latin, the great majority of sales are 
still in mono, whereas mono is a thing of the 
past for all practical purposes in pop areas. 

Special District Practices 

The average distributor, adds Lipton, does 
not have a Spanish speaking staff to reach the 
proper outlets for Latin product. Thus again, it 
makes sense to have a separate marketing 
operation, which does not belabor the regular 
salesman with having to push Latin along with 
the balance of the line. 

Latin material is usually moved to market 
through non-exclusive distributor deals, again, 
contrary to normal practice in other facets of 
the business. With Latin product the philosophy 
simply works where it would not otherwise. 
And it’s certainly working for UA Latino. Sales 
are growing and billings in Puerto Rico, the 
most active Latin market, have increased nearly 
100 percent in the past year. 

Raphael, obviously, has meant much to the 
sales surge. One Raphael LP sold 65,000 alone 
in Puerto Rico, a practically unheard of figure. 
Chucho Avelanett also has become a giant 
seller. But others are doing their share of the 
business. The aforementioned Tito Rodriguez 
and Vincentico Valdoz, are doing extremely 
well and much is expected in the way of excite- 
ment and sales from Al Zeppy, Freddy Rodri- 
guez (no relation to Tito) and the label’s lone 
distaffer, Maria Pacheco. 

On the creative front, at UA Latino, most of 
the production falls to Leroy Holmes and Joe 
Cain, the latter an indie producer who works 
with Freddy Rodriguez, Maria Pacheco and to 
some extent with Valdez. Holmes regularly 
produces the Tito Rodriguez and Chucho Avela- 
nett seesions, while the Raphael disks are 
recorded in his native Spain. 

Merchandising takes the form of ads in Span- 
ish language papers like New York’s El Diario 
and Extra, plus programming segments pur- 
chased on WTFM-New York, in which disks by 
Raphael and Valdez have been played. Much 
co-op advertising has been run in Puerto Rico 
in association with the distributor there (the 
market is really zooming on the island) and a 
recent Miami TV show spotlighted a host of the 
best on the UA Latino line. 


UJt’s West Coast Expansion 



NORM WEISER, V.P. 


Mgr. West Coast Oper. 

Three years ago, in March, 1965, the deci- 
sion to step up the west coast activities of 
United Artists Records was made by Michael 
Stewart, president of the label. To this end 
he brought back to the firm Norman Weiser, 
formerly a vice-president of the company, and 
established haedquarters for Weiser at the 
Goldyn Studios in Hollywood. 


This expansion move served a three-pronged 
purpose for the UA music companies. Firstly, 
it gave the record company full representation 
with its western distributors, with the inde- 
pendent producers functioning on the west 
coast, and it made possible a direct liaison 
with the motion picture producers as well as a 
headquarters for the other UA music activities 
such as publishing and television. 

As the leading record company in the all- 
important sound track field, United Artists, 
through its Hollywood offices, is now involved 
in the motion picture music for its films from 
the time the composer is selected, through the 
actual writing period, scoring sessions and 
post-production activities. Thus, at all times 
the main office of the record company is kept 
fully advised on the musical status of each 
picture, the type of music to be featured, and 
suggested record activities in conjunction with 
each score. 

Expansion on the west coast has been steady. 
In November, 1966, Charles Goldberg was ap- 
pointed regional sales manager for United 
Artists Records and now covers the 11 western 
states from the Hollywood headquarters. 

This month Morris Diamond, veteran record 
man, joins the office (see separate story) and 
the publishing company staff will also be 
augmented shortly, Stewart announced. 


UA Publishing — A World To 

become a phenomenal source of income for the 
folio department” Deutch said. Overall sheet 
music sales are showing remarkable expansions, 
and the particular adaptation of movie and tv 
themes has been tremendous for piano, organ 
and other arrangements as well. 

Printing for the United Artists firms is han- 
dled exclusively by Robbins, which has done 
the publishing of sheet music for UA singles 
and folios for many years. Hottest sheet for a 
single in recent weeks has been the “Green 
Tambourine” music. 

On The Map World 

Operating in an extensive business world, 
each level almost an empire in itself, UA has 
not neglected the “real” world picture. On the 
map, UA’s publishing is promoted by an exten- 
sive network of independent hands across the 
counrty. 


Conquer (Continued from page UA-8) 

Although the men covering the field are 
indies, the eleven key members of the staff 
have been handling UA material for the better 
part of five years or more and have formed a 
solid chain from coast to coast. 

Beyond the American map, eleven United 
Artists Music publishing offices are located 
around the globe. These are not licencees, but 
outlets owned by UA either entirely or in part- 
nership according to the national laws govern- 
ing such operations. “Right now,” Deutch com- 
mented, “we are attaining international expo- 
sure and success through the export of mate- 
rial, but we’re trying to get the European and 
Japanese offices to realize that this operation 
should work both ways.” There is a market for 
imported songs here, and this could be a new 
step in setting up another “world” for con- 
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UR ’s R&R Operation: 
Covering 7 Diiiereni Labels 


Diversification and democracy are the key- 
notes of the new A&R approach at United Art- 
ists Records, according to Henry Jerome, whose 
policies instituted when he joined the company 
one year ago have now brought UA to a posi- 
tion of new found strength as it observes its 
10th anniversary in the highly competitive 
world of records. 

Jerome, who joined the UA forces following 
more than nine years with Decca-Coral, serves 
as both administrative head and producer in a 
department which now includes more resident 
producers than at any time in its history. And, 
according to Jerome, “We have no dictators 
here. Our whole staff votes on what new things 
we'll put out, and even if only one guy is 
excited about a particular record, we may very 
well go along with him. You can never dismiss 
excitement. That’s where the democracy comes 
in. 

“And the diversification speaks for itself. 
We’ve got plenty of that with seven different 
labels to handle along with the specific kinds 
of product that belongs in each group.” 

Staff Strength At All-Time High 

Although the company, during its earlier 
phases, always managed to have its fair share 
of slotting on the best-seller charts through 
a combination of house as well as indie pro- 
ducers in addition to fortunate master acquisi- 
tions, staff strength has never before been 
equal to that of the present line-up. 

In addition to Jerome himself, a longtime 
musician and erstwhile bandleader before mov- 
ing into the record field, the staff includes 
Leroy Holmes, veteran maestro-arranger, who 
produces much of the south-of-the-border style 
product destined for the UA Latino line, while 
also producing assorted pop merchandise, in- 
cluding albums under his own name. One of 
the latter, issued last year, “For A Few Dollars 
More And Other Movie Themes,” went on to 
become a top LP chart entry and sparked a 
kind of “whole new thing” for Holmes in the 
movie music vein. 

George Butler, whom president Mike Stewart 
brought into the company as an A&R trainee, 
has a remarkable depth of musical knowledge 
and several degrees in music. He is now a 
full-fledged A&R producer and has been asso- 
ciated with the recent recordings of Ferrante 
and Teicher, among other important projects. 
He is also involved in building a reservoir of 
gospel product for the R&B oriented Veep line. 

Vinnie Gorman and Tony Michaels comprise 
what Jerome labels “a hot shot young produc- 
ing team,” who’ve already produced the first 
LP by the firm’s newest rock group, the Has- 
sles, and plan soon to produce another new 
group, the Unspoken Word. 

Bob Montgomery, well-known Nashville pro- 
ducer, holds down the UA disking operation in 
Music City and has a lot to do with the bur- 
geoning career of Del ("Girl On The Billboard”) 
Reeves. 

Although not actually in a producing capacity, 
Ron Eyre, transplanted Britisher, acts as co- 
ordinator of all international product with 
special emphasis on such British talent as 
Traffic, the Spencer Davis Group, the Easybeats, 
Shirley Bassey, Beatles-associated maestro 
George Martin, and the newest British singing 
find, Samantha Jones. Eyre is also involved in 
the product of the Spanish singing sensation, 
Raphael, who is more and more becoming an 
international showbusiness celebrity. 

Norman Weiser, a vice president in the music 
division for west coast activity, also acts as a 
listening post for the A&R staff, hearing mas- 
ters and new talent, and passing on recom- 
mendations about signing talent. Weiser 
frequently will set up studio time for a new 
producer who has an artist who looks like a 
good bet. 


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Also part of the A&R team is young Ellie 
Greenwich, who knows success as artist, pro- 
ducer and songwriter. She now writes exclu- 
sively for UA Music, but she is also an artist 
for UA Records and produces her own sessions. 
Beyond that, it’s expected she’ll move into a 
wider producing role in the months to come, 
working with other artists. 

Also associated in varying A&R capacities 
are Sonny Lester, long-time producer of jazz 
product for various labels. Tom Glazer, folkster 
and specialist in children’s product, and Dave 
Scolnick, who works in a selective role, related 
to the A&R function, for the Unart budget- 
priced product. 

Lester, who continues to operate as an indie 
producer, produces a substantial amount of the 
material appearing on the company’s Solid State 
jazz series, including the Mel Lewis— Thad 
Jones Band. Glazer is producing himself in a 
special kiddie series. 

Jerome feels that his department now boasts 
what is perhaps the most democratic operat- 
ing procedure in the business. At meetings 
every Tuesday, a host of product is heard, 
screened and sifted. The source may be almost 
anybody from anywhere, and as long as one of 
the A&R staffers thinks he may have something, 
it’s heard. 

Rapport Between A&R, Sales Staffs 

"This rapport between ourselves also spills 
well over into the sales area,” says Jerome, 
“And the sales people are just as free to 
recommend as anyone else. We work very 
closely with all of them. We try to maintain a 
majority vote idea in choosing product but if 
just one man, maybe the guy who brought the 
master in, feels something, we will usually go 
along with him. We all try to be as objective 
as possible because that’s the key to talent, 
producers and masters. But excitement is a 
factor too and if one person is excited, you 
can’t dismiss that.” 

And excitement, indeed, is expected to be 
in abundance when the A&R staffers get to- 
gether to hear the results of several key indie 
production deals now in existence with UA. One 
of these involves former Columbia Records 
staffer, John Simon, who is now producing the 
Canadian folk-pop artist Gordon Lightfoot under 
asignment from Groscourt Productions. 

Lightfoot, who has never really gotten into 
orbit in the U. S. market, recently won the 
MIDEM award as Canada's top-selling male 
singer. Under a revised management set-up and 
with a new executive producer, Simon, much 
better action is being anticipated. 

Another producer just signed is Gene Hughes, 
better known as one of the key members of the 
Casinos, who enjoyed a top hit several seasons 
ago with “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” on 
the Fraternity label. The Casinos have entered 
the UA fold and leader Hughes will produce the 
group, and quite possibly may be assigned 
other talent as well for production. 

Brian Sennett, another outside producing 
specialist, has been assigned production of the 
Serendipity Singers, under an arrangement with 
Shawbyn Productions, of which impresario-man- 
ager Fred Weintraub is a principal. The well- 
known team of Hugo (Peretti) and Luigi 
(Creatore) will produce a new group, known as 
Mommy, under their H. & L. Productions banner. 

As for Henry Jerome himself, the actual pro- 
duction responsibilities, added to the adminis- 
trative load, are demanding indeed. In addition 
to instigating his own “big sound” LP series, 
“Henry’s Trumpets,” he handles all soundtrack 
re-recording operations that may be required, 
produced the original caster, "Ilya Darling," 
just completed cast sessions for the new off- 
Broadway version of Truman Capote’s "House 
Of Flowers,” and has completed recent produc- 
tions for albums with Patti Duke ("Valley Of 
The Dolls”), Al Caicla, the new Buddy Morrow 
Band, Ralph Burns and was responsible for 
Jimmy Roselli’s biggest hit to date, “There 
Must Be A Way.” 

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continue as UA opens a new chapter in its 
growth. Seven labels and the staff, both insid' 
and outside the shop, designed to kee r e . 
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NEW YORK— United Artists Records’ 16 month 
old UA International label is building up two 
separate catalogues, according to Ron Eyre, 
who is in charge of the entire international 
set-up at UA. The first is a catalog of record- 
ings by contemporary artists who have gained 
international reputations but whose names 
have not yet made a significant impact on 
the American disk market. The second is a 
catalog of foreign disks of an ethnic nature 
(but not field recordings). 

Obtaining Product 

To date, UA International has put about 
twenty-five foreign contemporary and ethnic 
albums, as well as several singles, on the 
U.S. market. The label has issued, and plans 
to continue issuing, mostly recordings produced 
by foreign labels. Material has been acquired 
through the licensee representatives of record 
manufacturers such as Polydor, which has 
German and Scandanavian recordings; EMI, 
which has an international catalog; Hispavox 
(Spanish); RiFi (Italian); Carosello (Italian); and 
Philips (international). 

UA International has made deals with for- 
eign licensee representatives mostly for the 
U.S. rights to specific albums, but also, upon 
occasion, for the rights to the work of a 
particular artist. The label hopes to make 
deals for artists with increasing frequency, 
feeling, quite logically, that if an artist be- 
comes popular in the U.S., it would be profit- 
able to have the exclusive American rights to 
his recordings. 

Foreign product comes to UA International in 
the form of tapes. Sometimes tracks are taken 
from the tapes of two foreign albums to make 
a new LP for release in America. Occasionally, 
the tapes are re-mixed to achieve a better 
balance of sound. The liner notes to most UA 
International albums are printed both in 
English and in the language of the country 
from which they come. 

The Beginning 

UA International's first deals were for al- 
bums by two Italian songstresses, Mina and 
Iva Zanicchi. Both of these artists record for 
RiFi in Italy. From Carosello, also in Italy, came 
material by singers Domenico Modugno and 
Robertino, as well as 1967 San Remo Festival 


album containing the 14 final songs performed 
by the artists who sang them at the Festival 
(a 1968 San Remo album will be issued 
shortly). 

Hispavox of Spain gave UA International its 
most successful album to date— song stylist 
Raphael’s “Canta Raphael,” which sold par- 
ticularly well in Puerto Rico and New York. 
(Raphael now appears on UA Latino, the label 
which United Artists created to serve the 
specialized Latin market.) 

From Philips Phonographic Industries of 
Barnn, Holland, came “Hymna To India,” an 
Indian choral LP by the Indian Folk and Dance 
Group under the direction of Guru Gyan 
Prakash Sharman; “India— Treasures In Sound,” 
an album of traditional music of India featuring 
the sitar; and “Holiday In Switzerland,” a 
collection of Swiss mountain music. 

Adriano Celantanto (Italy), Roy Black and 
Heidi Bruhl (Germany) and the Bluesbusters 
(Jamaica) are among the other artists who 
have albums out on UA International. 

The Future 

Among the forthcoming releases from UA 
International are an album recorded in France 
by Greek composer and orchestra leader, Mikos 
Theodorakis (of “Zorba The Greek” fame), and 
two Brazilian sets by two Brazilian arranger- 
orchestra leaders, Luis Arruda Paez and Lyrio 
Panicali. 

Philips, from whose vast international 
catalog UA International expects to obtain a 
great deal of product in the future, has pro- 
vided the material for 3 upcoming UA Inter- 
national sets: a Polish LP called “Mandoline 
Club Polonaise”; “Up The Rebels,” UA Inter- 
national’s first Irish album, by a folk group 
known as the Wolftones; and a collection by 
Brazilian songstress, Elis Regina, who was a 
big hit at MIDEM ’68. UA International is also 
in the process of acquiring from Philips re- 
cordings by French chanter Claude Francois. 

An album by Spanish songstress Maria Ostiz 
(Hispavox) is due out shortly. UA International 
has also just acquired from Hispavox a single 
dubbed “Callate Nina,” by the Pic-Nic, a 
Spanish Group. The Hispavox waxing of 
“Callate Nina” reached #1 in Spain. 

UA International is currently negotiating for 


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the U.S. rights to three important singers — 
Richard Anthony of France (EMI), Yves Montand 
of France (Philips) and Adamo (EMI), a Belgian- 
born artist who sings in French, Italian and 
Spanish and who has had hits all over Europe. 

A Huge Market 

Ron Eyre feels that there is a huge po- 
tential market for the sale of foreign re- 
cordings in the U.S. He notes that many 
foreign artists appear here, and that American 
tourists become familiar with music from 
other countries through their travels. He also 
cites the popularity of Brazilian music in the 


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Mauriat and Raymond Lefevre. 

Foreign vocal recordings, of course, present 
UA International with the problem that most 
U.S. listeners cannot understand the lyrics. 
Eyre points out that foreign artists could re- 
cord English versions of their songs especially 
for the U.S. market. 

“It’s time for more international product to 
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this end, UA International will, in the coming 
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UR Nashville , Moving <S Expanding 


NASHVILLE — Coinciding with the tenth anni- 
versary of United Artists Records, the label’s 
Nashville operation is now in the process of 
moving from its offices in the RCA Victor 
building to larger space in the brand new 
Fender Building along the town’s Music Row. 
The move, planned for several months, under- 
scores the significant growth pattern which 
the label’s country operation has undergone 
in recent years. 

Dating back virtually to the very beginning 
of United Artists Records, the powers that be 
recognized the need for representation in the 
country market. The label approached Pappy 
Daily, who kicked off the country roster with 
such names as George Jones and Melba 
Montgomery, both of whom he recorded in 
Nashville. Acceptance to the UA line, and 
George Jones, in particular, was almost im- 
mediate. The years of 1959 saw Jones repre- 
sented with three singles — “White Lightning,” 
“Who Shot Sam” and “Treasure Of Love”— in 
the Top 25 of the Cash Box year end poll. 
From that year on, Jones' name was a house- 
hold word among country fans, and the UA 
catalog was off and running along the country 
raceway. 

The label’s roster began to take on even 
greater strength with the addition of Judy 
Lynn and Johnny Mathis, both of whom 
bolstered the company’s line in the face of 
stiffening competition. Later, UA signed Del 
Reeves, Bobby Lewis and Johnny Darrell, who 
currently represent a substantial portion of 
the firm’s hitmakers. 

Montgomery Steps In 

Control of the Nashville branch passed, 
through the years, from Pappy Daily to Kelso 
Herston, and then, in January of 1967 to Bob 
Montgomery, the current head of operations 
there. Shortly after stepping into the slot, 
Montgomery began to expand the roster, sign- 
ing to recording contracts such names as 
deejay Mike Hoyer, writer Jerry Chesnut, 
Mark Denning, Bob Gallion, Earl Sinks and 


former rock star Buddy Knox in just over a 
year. 

Now sitting in the strongest position it 
has ever realized, UA’s Nashville offices in- 
clude Ed Hamilton, handling the country pro- 
motion department, and tunesmith Billy Ed 
Wheeler, who runs the firms various publishing 
companies in that region. In addition, the 
setup also houses offices for singer Bobby 
Goldsboro, who writes for the UA publishing 
wing and acts as an independent producer. 

Pushing Goldsboro Country 

It was Goldsboro, acting jointly with Mont- 
gomery, who produced the singer’s brand new 
release, “Honey,” which the label reports as 
being among its all-time strongest pieces. 
After only a week on the market, the single 
had reportedly passed the 200,000 mark in 
sales in both pop and country markets, further 
emphasizing Goldsboro's potential among C&W 
audiences. The songster made his country 
debut only a short time ago with an album 
in duet with Del Reeves, entitled “Our Way Of 
Life,” which turned into a chart item for the 
pair. Shortly after the release of that disk, 
a single called “Our Way Of Life” and “I Just 
Wasted The Rest” was culled from the pack- 
age and is currently receiving good response 
in the country market. 

Montgomery has suggested that the “Honey” 
single, and Goldsboro’s career in general, 
would receive an all-out push to solidify the 
artist as a high caliber name in country 
circles, as well as in the pop area, where 
he has already enjoyed smashing success with 
a number of records, including "Funny Little 
Clown” and “Little Things” among his big- 
gest. 

Montgomery further stated that the label is 
planning strong expansion in the country area. 
“We are interested in signing name artists,” 
he said, “And no name is too big. We are also 
interested in making independent production 
deals if the right opportunities present them- 
selves.” 



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NEW YORK — Solid State, started about two 
years ago as a United Artists subsidiary de- 
signed to appeal to stereo buffs and the like, 
primarily through the use of advanced engi- 
neering and recording techniques, is now de- 
veloping toward being a fully jazz-oriented 
label. The outfit is currently headed by Irv 
Bagley, who was brought in to devote time 
toward the building of a jazz label under the 
Solid State banner. Bagley ran Riverside for 
two years and before that, held down the gen- 
eral manager’s slot at Audio Fidelity for three 
years in addition to running his own Cinema 
Music production firm. 

The roster of artists on Solid State is high- 
lighted by such luminous jazz figures as: Thad 
Jones, Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra; Joe 
Williams; Jimmy McGriff; and Johnny Lylte. In 
an effort to develop the label as a jazz entity 
with a heavyweight back catalog, Bagley has 
gleaned a series of artists from UA’s jazz line. 
These artists include: Herbie Mann, Bill Evans, 
the MJQ, John Coltrane, Charlie Mingus, King 
Pleasure, and Duke Ellington. Sonny Lester is 
handling production for all of Solid State. 

Jazz For Sunday Afternoon 

Solid State has just begun to market a new 
series entitled, “Jazz For A Sunday Afternoon.” 
The series is something of a new concept by 
present day recording standards in that it 
utilizes live recordings (many of which are 
good old fashioned jam sessions) to the 
exclusion of all others. 

The object of the “Jazz For A Sunday After- 
noon” series is to make use of the really 
great jazz that’s being played around the 
country from day to day; jazz that might go 
unnoticed due to the complexity of the record- 
ing industry. As a result of seeking out these 
performances and recording them, Solid State 
is producing, through its JFASA series, re- 
corded jazz that has the excitement of a live 
performance combined with the relaxed spon- 
taneity of a ‘musicians only' jam session. 


The first two efforts in the series (vols. 1 
and 2 of Jazz For A Sunday Afternoon) fea- 
tured Dizzy Gillespie with artists like Pepper 
Adams, Richard Davis, Ray Nance, Garnet 
Brown, Mel Lewis, and Chick Corea . . . which 
makes up most of the Thad Jones/Jazz Or- 
chestra. 

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and the Jazz Or- 
chestra may be seen playing at New York’s 
Village Vanguard almost any Monday night. 
They’ve begun to tour places like Kent State 
and have dates lined up at USC in April and at 
Marty’s On The Hill in L.A. in April. The group 
was nominated for a Best Big Jazz Group 
grammy award in 1967. 

Most Recent Release 

In addition to the two JFASA albums, the 
most recent Solid State release included: “In- 
sight” by the Mike Mainieri Quartet, “Bag Full 
Of Blues” by Jimmy McGriff, and “Sounds Of 
Velvet Soul” by Johnny Lytle, featuring that 
artist on vibes with a big band sound created 
by use of four horns and a rhythm section. 

Bagley notes that . . . “judging from phone 
calls, letters., and words of mouth, reaction 
has been very good with dealers and distribs 
as well as with the general public. It’s a very 
exciting release.” 

Solid Backing 

In speaking of the building of a jazz label 
under the parenthood of UA, Irv Bagley empha- 
sized that Mike Stewart, president of United 
Artists records, and Mike Lipton, vice presi- 
dent of United Artists in charge of marketing, 
are behind Solid State all the way and have 
given him (Bagley) the green light to go ahead 
as he sees fit. 

Bagley added, “There’s a market for jazz 
now, there always will be. The economics of 
the hit record syndrome with many of the; 
labels is really hurting jazz. This steady diet 
of having jazz artists playing Top 40 tunes is? 
starting to wear thin. People are getting hip; 
to it, they’re starting to put it down.” 


Veep '68 into R&B and Gospel 


Veep Records is being geared for maximum 
market impact during the balance of 1968 
and beyond. The label is expected to move in 
both r&b and gospel areas, with new signings 
in both fields bringing talent to supplement the 
already busy roster. 

Of major interest is the pacting of Baby 
Washington, completed just before the opening 
of United Artists Records 10th anniversary con- 
vention in Miami Beach. Although the singer’s 
most recent engagement has been matrimony, 
she is making a return to the business, long- 
awaited by fans, and one which is to be 
launched with a strong promotional campaign 
by the Veep forces. 

Miss Washington’s earlier hits include “That’s 
How Heartaches Are Made,” “Only Those in 
Love” and “I Can’t Wait to See My Baby’s 
Face.” A stellar soul artist, in an earlier phase 
of her career she was considered a treat by 
thousands who attended the regular holiday 
in-person shows staged by New York deejay, 
Murray the K, and by the late Alan Freed. Her 
initial recording sessions will take place shortly 
under a producer yet to be named. 

Anthony and the Imperials have also been 
important hitmakers for the Veep label, with 
six albums currently in the catalog. Recently 
released is “The Best of Anthony, Volume II,” 
which contains the group’s biggest hit, “Goin’ 
Out Of My Head.” The recent new hit version 
of the tune has spurred a strong revival of in- 


terest in the original by Anthony and his group, 
which in turn brought a heavy demand for the 
LP. 

Veep also is drawing an exciting response 
on new singles by a host of other talents. 
These include Jimmy Cliff’s “The Way Life 
Goes,” produced in England by Island Records. 
Jackie Edwards is another Island-originated 
artist for whom much activity is anticipated. 
Sari and the Shalimars, recently signed, have 
a new release out. “So Lonely,” while Truman 
Thomas’ “Respect” and “Funky Broadway,” are 
being released following hefty album play on 
the two tracks. 

Veep recently acquired a master, produced 
by Sidra Records in Detroit, with Timmie Willis’ 
“Soul Satisfaction.” Another notable talent, ah 
ready signed to Veep, is thrush Charlotta Gil- 
bert who will have a new single out shortly. 

Another growing facet of Veep, the r&b 
subsidiary of UA, is gospel music, with the first 
album in this area by the Children’s Gospel 
Choir already released and finding a brisk de- 
mand. The choir LP was produced by George 
Butler, a young and highly knowledgeable pro- 
ducer who at one time was a trainee with the 
parent label, but who has now become a key 
a&r producer. Butler, who holds several degrees 
in music, is expected to continue building the 
gospel side of Veep with new recordings by 
the Children's Gospel Choir in addition tc 
other groups due to be signed shortly. 


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manager for United Artists’ Unart economy 
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and eight-track tape product. Skolnick also 
heads up sales on the Tale Spinner budget- 
priced kiddie LP line. 

When the line was created last year, it 
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resented in yet another vital sales area of the 
business. At the same time it reflected a view 


that with the upward move in suggested list 
prices on much of the standard pop mer- 
chandise, the resulting increase in the spread 
between standard and economy price ranges, 
would bring an expanded movement of the 
lower-priced merchandise. 

The theory, according to Skolnick, has 
proven out. “We’re extremely pleased with the 
sales pace we’ve generated,” Skolnick re- 
marked, “Particularly with the repeat business 
on some of our items, which has been nothing 
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OUR BEST 

ON YOUR 

10th ANNIVERSARY 


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Records 
for continued 
success. 

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OUR HEARTIEST 
CONGRATULATIONS 

UNITED ARTISTS 

ON YOUR 10th ANNIVERSARY 

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UR On The international Scene 


Within the past month, United Artists Rec- 
ords opened its own wholly-owned British 
record company, signalling phase one of a 
planned series of moves which will eventually 
see the establishment of UA-owned firms in 
principal world markets. The moves reflect 
the long-time international-mindedness of 
company president Mike Stewart. 

Sowing & Reaping 

"It’s a step which reflects growth and ma- 
turity in a company,” Stewart indicated. "Ob- 
viously a company doesn’t make such a move 
without attaining a certain stature and we 
believe in our 10 years in the business, we 
have reached that phase of our growth. 

"What it really means is that a company 
controls its own destiny. For instance, if our 
company believes in a certain new artist and 
wants to lay out a world-wide campaign on 
that artist, it is not fair for us to ask another 
company to accept the obvious risk factor. 
Conversely, too, if our faith is rewarded and 
we win, then we take the profit for the risk 
we took. 

"Beyond Britain,” Stewart continued, "we 
hope to have our own companies operating in 
Germany, Italy and France before the end of 
the year. In England, we have had a wonder- 
ful relationship in the past with EMI. I think 
it's the best company there and even though 
we have our own company now under general 
manager, Martin Davis and European manager, 


Noel Rogers, we will continue to enjoy the 
effectiveness of EMI doing our distribution 
and pressing.” 

The idea of control is important in various 
ways, according to Stewart. “The company 
has reached the stage of catalog depth where 
it can no longer afford to operate through a 
licensee and have just some of the product 
released. It’s our obligation when we sign an 
artist to publicize him throughout the world,” 
he asserted. "To do that effectively, we must 
have our own companies. 

New Foreign Artists 

"Also, when we sign a foreign artist, we 
must be able to guarantee him releases in all 
the major markets of the world, particularly 
in his own home territory. For instance, we 
have signed through our British company a 
new singer, Samantha Jones. Now we can 
promote Samantha there and here and in 
other countries as we open our own operations. 
We’ve also signed the Fortunes recently and 
we have Shirley Bassey, George Martin and 
the Spencer Davis Group, all through our 
British company. 

"Also, having an operating self-owned 
British company enabled us to sign Francoise 
Hardy for Britain. Although we don’t have her 
for the United States, we’re still very happy to 
have her in England because she has become 
a very hot property there.” 


Reflecting Stewart’s continuing attention to 
the international scene, UA has acquired well- 
known artists from other countries as well. 
The Spanish singer Raphael, whom UA has for 
the U.S., has a big reputation in Europe. 

In addition, Francoise Hardy, as well as 
Raphael, are expected to record in English as 
well as in their native language in future ses- 
sions. The same holds true for such Italian 
stars as Mina and Robertino and the Spanish 
singer, Maria Ostiz. 

Int’l Label 

In addition to those Western European na- 
tions where UA-owned companies ^re now be- 
ing set up, the firm has its own label through- 
out the world, even though in many countries, 
because of specific market considerations, the 
business will continue to funnel through a 
licensee. On the publishing front, it may be 
added, the firm already has mostly 100 per- 
cent-owned companies throughout the world. 

Adding to the effectiveness of the whole 
UA international structure is Ron Eyre, British 
native and New York UA staffer who coordi- 
nates American releases of international art- 
ists. Eyre also works in setting up promotional 
schedules for artists during their visits to the 
United States and in general, carries out what- 
ever steps are required to achieve maximum 
impact at sales and exploitation levels from 
all artist visits and tours. 


Steps In The Right Direction - UR London 



NOEL ROGERS 
Managing Dir. UA-London 



MARTIN DAVIS 
Gen. Mgr. UA-London 



BARBARA SCOTT 
Promo Mgr. UA-London 


In 1958 the United States contemplated 
sending two monkeys into space. Floyd Patter- 
son was heavyweight champion of the world. 
Queen Elizabeth II was expecting a baby, and 
Noel Rogers joined United Artists along with 
John Spalding! 

Early Days 

United Artists Music Ltd. was incorporated 
in the United Kingdom with an associate com- 
pany, Dominion Music Co. Ltd. owned by 
Michael Stewart, the present President of the 
Records and Music Division of United Artists 
in New York; since then Dominion and another 
company, Rogers Music Ltd., have both been 
absorbed by the United Artists organization. In 
addition a publishing company was formed with 
one of London’s up and coming theatre man- 
agers, Michael Cordon. The man who put 
Pinter on the theatre map. 

By 1963 Noel Rogers and his United Artists 
oublishing business had grown to ten com- 
nanies and moved into larger offices in fashion- 
able Knightsbridge. About this time Martin 
Davis and Roger Welch joined the Music 
Promotion Department. 

Film Music Leads the Way 

After consultation with Mike Stewart, it was 
decided to expand the United Artists Records 
label which was licensed in the United King- 
dom through E.M.I. The obvious way into this 
lucrative market was through United Artists 
film releases. 

“James Bond” put United Artists Records on 
display in the shops in the biggest possible 
way, and sound track albums like “Dr. No”, 
“From Russia With Love”, “Goldfinger” and 
more recently "Thunderball” and “You Only 
Live Twice” became standard spy equipment 
for thousands of record players up and down 
the country. The ‘Bond’ composer, John Barry, 
became the most prolific modern film music 
man in the world. He is still up there today. 
United Artists Records became the breeding 
ground for all the major film score composers. 
Bacharach and David with "What’s New Pussy- 
cat?” Frank Cordell and his score for "Khar- 
toum”. Ron Goodwin and his exciting sounds 
for the Mirisch Company with "633 Squadron” 
and "Submarine X-l” yet to come. Ken Thorne 
and his saucy adaptation of the original score 
of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to 
the Forum” for which he obtained an Academy 
Award. And 1968 looks like being John Addi- 
son's year with his music for the Tony Richard- 
son epic "Charge of the Light Brigade” due 
for an April premiere. 


Among the top British singing talent em- 
ployed during this period on United Artists title 
songs were Shirley Bassey, Matt Monro, Tom 
Jones, Nancy Sinatra too. 

Decisions, Decisions 

Slowly but surely the United Artists Record 
company started to sign name recording artists 
to the British label. Today among the roster 
we find Samantha Jones, Norman Percival, The 
Easybeats, The Fortunes, Spencer Davis Group, 
The Household, Dobie Gillis and Shirley Bassey. 

January 1968 saw the first moves out of 
Knightsbridge to join up with the rest of the 
United Artists Corporation Ltd. in Mortimer 
House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W.l. The 
whole Music Division is now installed and 
have the use of a modern projection theatre 
and their own recording studio. 

Independent 

On March 1st United Artists Records became 
an ‘independent’ operation in the United King- 
dom distributing their product through E.M.I. 
The following key personnel are in charge of 
the operation: 

Noel Rogers — Managing Director, Music and 
Record Division and European Representative. 

John Spalding— General Manager and Finan- 
cial Director, Music and Record Division. 

Martin Davis — Manager and Creative Serv- 
ices, Record Division. 

Roger Welch — General Professional Manager, 
Music Division. 

Pierre Tubbs — A & R and Artists Co-ordina- 
tion, Record Division. 

Barbara Scott — Label Co-ordinator. 

Bob Grace— Exploitation— Music Division. 

Tim Knight — Exploitation— Record Division. 

Rex Berry of Partnerplan Ltd. one of Lon- 
don’t leading public relations consultancies 
has been retained to handle the corporate 
public relations and press publicity lor the 
Record Division. 

United Artists Music and Records are cur- 
rently pursuing new and established recording 
artists and acquiring master deals with inde- 
pendent producers in the United Kingdom. 
Every aspect of the music industry is United 
Artists’ business today and tomorrow. 

It is worth noting that Queen Elizabeth II 
had her baby and that Noel Rogers managed 
to find time between 1958 and 1968 to get 
married. A step in the right direction! 


United Artists Records In Germany 


Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft mbH has 
represented United Artists since 1st July 1960 
in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia 
and Greece. During this time they have had 
many best sellers including "Exodus” by Fer- 
rante & Teicher, "Michael” by The Highway- 
men, "Cara Mia” by Jay and the Americans 
and "Friday On My Mind” by The Easybeats. 
Album sales have been very successful par- 
ticularly The James Bond soundtrack albums, 


"A Man and a Woman”, “The Easybeats" and 
"Money Jungle” by The Duke Ellington Trio". 
Looking to the future Deutsche Grammophon 
Gesellschaft foresees a tremendous market in 
all territories for artists such as The Spencer 
Davis Group, The Easybeats and Shirley Bassey 
Soundtracks scheduled for future release in- 
clude “Live for Life” and "Here We Go Round [ 
the Mulberry Bush". 


UA 10th Anny. 


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Waited Artists Records Roster ot International Aiiiiiates 


RGENTINA 
Discos CBS SAICF 
Paraguay 1683 
iuenos Aires, Argentina 


AUSTRALIA 
Festival Records Pty, Ltd. 
63-79 Miller St, 

Fyrmont, 2009 

Sew South Wales, Australia 
ATT: Frederick C. Marks 
Executive Director 


BELGIUM 

S.A. Disques Artone Fonoplaten N.V. 
20-21 BD Baudouin 
Brussels 1, Belgium 
ATT: Mrs. Robiefroid 


BRAZIL 0 TAPES & INVOICES 

RADIO GAZETA 
Mr. Olavo Bianco 
Av. Paulista, 900 
Sao Paulo, Brazil 


BRAZIL — CORRESPONDENCE 

Som Industria E Comercio S/A 
Avenida Casper Libero, 58-12°Andar 
Sao Paulo, Brazil 
ATT: Miss Joaquin Abreu 


CANADA 

Mr. Lee Armstrong 
Mr. Bob Birkett 
The Compo Co., Ltd. 
2377 Remembrance St. 
Lachine, Quebec, Canada 


CHILE 

Philips Chilena S.A. 
Casilla 2687 
Atencion Depto. Discos 
Santiago, Chile 


COLOMBIA 

Mr. Pedro Fuentes 
Discos Fuentes 
Apartados Aereo 1960 
Medellin, Colombia 


DENMARK 

Nordisk Polyplion Aktieselskab 
Emdrupveg 115 
Copenhagen, Denmark 
(Mr. Hamburger) 


ECUADOR 

Industria Fonografica Ecuatoriana 
Casilla 3885 

Guayaquil, Ecuador, S.A. 


EL SALVADOR 

Mr. Jose Antonio Hutt 
Discos Centroamerieanos S.A. 
Boulevard Ejercito National K.M.4. 
San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A. 


ENGLAND 

Mr. Alan Warner 
E.M.I. Records 
20 Manchester Square 
London W.l. England 


FINLAND 

Mr. H. Von Denffer 
Fintone Oy 
P.O. B. 494 
Helsinki, Finland 


FRANCE 

Mr. Louis Hazan 

Societe Phonographique Philip 

6-8 Rue Jenner 

Paris 13e, France 


GERMANY 

Deutsche Grammoplion Ges.mbH 
Import Division 
Harvestehuder Weg 1-4 
2 Hamburg 13, Germany 


GREECE 

Mr. N. Antippas 
Helladisc S.A. 
Ermou 8 
Athens, Greece 


HOLLAND 

Mr. Bill C. Slinger 
Artone Gramophone 
8-10 Kruisstraat 
Haarlem, Holland 


HONG KONG 

Mr. R.A. da Silva 
COLONIAL TRADING CO. 
P.O. Box 950 
Hong Kong 


ISRAEL 

C.B.S. Records (Israel), Ltd. 
P.O. Box 681 
Tel Aviv, Israel 


NORWAY 

A/S Nor-Disc Rosenborggt 19 
Postboks 5219 
Majorstua Oslo 3, Norway 


PERU 

Mr. Enrigue Brenner T. 

Manager 

El Virrey Industrias Musieales SA 
238 Avenida Mejico 
Lima, Peru 


PHILIPPINES 

Mr. Alfredo M. Lustre 

Home Industries Development Corp. 

P.O. Box 34 

Quezon City, Philippines 


PORTUGAL 

Mr. Rogelio Leal 
RADIO TRIUNFO, LTDA. 
Praca do Munieipio, 369 
Porrto — Portugal 


SOUTH AFRICA 

Mr. Arthur Heatlie 
Trutone Africa, Ltd. 

P.O. Box 9299 
Bosnian Road, Opliirton 
Johannesburg, South Africa 


SPAIN 

Mr. Luis Calvo 
HISPAVOX. S.A. 
TORRELAGUNA, 402 
Madrid 17, Spain 


SWEDEN 

Karusell Grammofon AB 
Framnabaeken 4 B 
Solna, Sweden 


SWITZERLAND 

Siemens Elektrizitaelserzeugnis.se A.G. 

Scliallplatten-Abteilung 

Lowenstrasse 35 

8001 Zurich, Switzerland 

ATT: Manfred Wipfli 


URUGUAY 
Sondor S.A. 
Nicaragua 1478 
Montevideo 
Uruguay 


VENEZUELA 

Mr. Ernesto Aue 
El Palacio De La Musica S.A. 
Apartado 3637 
Caracas, Venezuela 


ITALY 

Cemed Carosello 
Milano Via Beccaria, 5 
Italy 

ATT: Mr. Davide Matalon 


JAPAN — RECORDS, TAPES & INVOICES 

Mr. Kiyohiro Hiroshima 
Assistant Manager 
Purchasing Department 
NIPPON COLUMBIA CO., LTD. 

125 Minato-cho, Kawasaki, City 
JAPAN 


LEBANON 

Les Fils de Georges Haddad & Co. 
Bldg. Cinema Empire 
B.P. 4680 Lebanon 
ATT: Mario G. Haddad 


MEXICO 

Mr. Tomas Munoz 
Gamma, S.A. 
Apartado 7762 
Mexico 1, D.F. 


Ltd. 


NEW ZEALAND 

Festival Records N.Z. 

P.O. Box 1170 

Auckland, New Zealand 

ATT: Mr. Roy Farr, General Manager 



UA, London— United Artists Music Ltd. Managing Director, Noel Rogers (behind desk) holds a pub 
lishing meeting with Murray Deutch, UA Publishing Vice Pres., (left) Eddie Adamis and Roger Welch 
in his spacious office at Mortimer House, London. 


PHILIPS 


FRANCE 


CONGRATULATES 


UNITED ARTISTS 


ON THEIR 


10th 


ANNIVERSARY 


6 Rue Jenner 

Paris 

France 




20-UA 


UA 10th Anny 



DAVIDE MATALON 
C.E.M.E.D.-Carosello, Italy 


We at C.E.M.E.D.-Carosello have had the 
privilege and pleasure of representing United 
Artists Records in Italy since September of 
1966. 

We must say that the very good results we 
have obtained with UA product are due to the 
very good material licensed to us by the com- 
pany. We have experienced excellent sales with 
the original soundtrack album, "A Man And A 
Woman”, and with the single (same title) from 
the album. Another UA soundtrack, “Live For 
Life”, has also sold very well for us. 

United Artists Records of New York and 
London have supplied us with hit material by 
a number of artists, among them Ferrante & 
Teicher, the Easybeats, the Fortunes, and more 
recently, the Spencer Davis Group and Shirley 
Bassey who was a big hit at the recent San 
Remo Festival). 

We look forward to a long and fruitful col- 
laboration with the United Artists family. 


UA Music In Italy 



G. GRAMITTO RICCI 


Orchestral Music, Italy 

Edizioni Orchestral Music has represented 
United Artists Music and its associates in 
Italy since July of 1965. 

Thanks to the close collaboration existing 
among the different representatives of United 
Artists in the world, we have developed an 
excellent and profitable relationship with the 
firm. 

The biggest hits we have received to date 
through United Artists are “Thunderball,” 
"You Only Live Twice,” "Live For Life” and 
"In The Heat Of The Night,” which had sev- 
eral local recordings in addition to the orig- 
inal Ray Charles version. 

We feel sure that our next hit from UA will 
be “Green Tambourine,” which was, of course, 
a recent American chart-topper. 

For its part, United Artists has acquired 
more and more frequently in recent months 
the sub-publishing rights to titles published 
by us and by our associates. For instance, the 
song, “Mi Piaci Come Sei,” by Canfora- 
jAmurri, was recorded by Shirley Bassey under 
the title "Who Could Love Me,” and Bobby 
Goldsboro recorded in Italian the song 
“Quando I Nostri Occhi S’lncontrano,” by De 
Vita-Franchi. 

We congratulate United Artists on its tenth 
anniversary and hope that our association 
with the company will continue for many, many 
years. 

Cash Box — March 23, 1968 



UA in Holland 



JOHN J. VIS 

Artone Gramophone, Holland 


We at Artone have been handling the United 
Artists catalogue since October 1964 and have 
felt great pride in devoting our time and 
energy to the establishment and further de- 
velopment of the label in Benelux. United 
Artists recording artists such as The Easy- 
beats, The Fortunes, Spencer Davis Group, 
Shirley Bassey, Jay & The Americans, Bobby 
Goldsboro and Little Anthony and the Imperials 
have all seen their songs become a success 
in the Low Lands at one time or another. U.A.’s 
unique catalogue of soundtrack albums have 
received our special attention through the 
years resulting in splendid sales figures for 
such releases as the James Bond soundtracks, 
"A Man and a Woman”, "Vivre Pour Vivre” and 
currently "In The Heat of the Night” as well 
as the original broadway cast of "Iliya Darling”. 
Equally important is U.A.'s impressive array of 
country & western talent and their Solid State 
line which we launched locally in late 1966 
has met with the highest praise from reviewers 
and deejays on account of its unique stereo 
quality. Artone is proud to represent United 
Artists Records and we are looking forward to 
many further years of successful co-operation. 


CONGRATULATIONS 
TO THE 

MANAGEMENT AND STAFF 
OF 

UNITED ARTISTS RECORDS 


ON THE OCCASION 
OF THEIR 


TENTH ANNIVERSARY 


AND 

WISHING YOU 

CONTINUED SUCCESS 




TRUTONE 


132 KERK STREET, JOHANNESBURG, 
SOUTHERN AFRICAN DISTRIBUTORS OF 
UNITED ARTISTS RECORDS. 


Message 
from the new 
Independent 


Noel Rogers, Martin Davis, 
John Spalding and everyone 
at, in or around 
United Artists Records 
in the United Kingdom 
send their loyal greetings 
and congratulations to 
Mike Stewart &c his crew 
on reaching number 10 
in the anniversary charts 


united 

urtists 



Now on the newly independent label: 

The Easybeats, Spencer Davis Group, 
Shirley Bassey, Francoise Hardy, The Household, 
Dobie Gillis, Jay and The Americans, 

Joe Williams, and Ferrante & Teicher 

Soundtrack Albums: 

Charge of the Light Brigade 
The Scalphunters 
Vivre Pour Vivre (Live For Life) 


United Artists Records Ltd., 

Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London, W.l. 

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 


UA-21 



CONGRATULATIONS 



UNITED 

ARTISTS 


on your 


10 great 


years 


We look forward to many more! 

ComNtCanada 


UA in South Africa 



T. ROSENGARTEN 
Trutone (Pty) Ltd. 
Johannesburg, So. Africa 


It has always been a pleasure doing business 
with United Artists Records. We have found 
them to be extremely efficient and nice people 
to work with. The label has a top roster of 
artists with whom we have enjoyed consider- 
able success. Al Caiola is a steady catalogue 
seller and two big hits have been “Solid Gold 
Guitar” and “The Best of Al Caiola”. Another 
album charter is Shirley Bassey whose “And 
We Were Lovers” and “Shirley Means Bassey” 
have been very good sellers. We mustn’t forget 
Ferrante & Teicher who are consistent L.P. 
catalogue artists. Their biggest seller in 
South Africa has been the long play album 
“Dream Concerts” ... The disks of Jan Peerce 
have enjoyed a limited demand. Generally 
soundtrack albums are not very successful 
in South Africa but "A Man And A Woman” 
and “Goldfinger” have been warmly received. 
It seems that the soundtrack “Live for Life” 
will enjoy the same success as “A Man And a 
Woman”. The UAC Childrens Series also enjoy 
good sales on a limited market. 


The Compo Company Limited, Lachine, Quebec 


v* 


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HEARTIEST WISHES 
& 

MANY, MANY HAPPY RETURNS TO 

U. A. 

FROM BEIRUT . . . With Love 


LES FILS DE GEORGES HADDAD & CO — U.A. Distributors 


SLD 


Records — Pressing Plant 


P.O.B. 4680 — Cable: CINEMPIRE — Beirut — Lebanon 


UA in Lebanon 



MARIO HADDAD 

Les Fils de Georges Haddad 

Beirut, Lebanon 


For the past ten years our company, which 
also distributes U.A. Pictures all over the 
Middle-East, has been associated with U.A. 
Records. Until three years ago there were no 
pressing plants available in Lebanon and 
all records were imported directly from the 
States or from other European licensees, mostly 
England, France and Italy. Good sales were 
achieved on sound track albums especially the 
James Bond pictures “From Russia With Love” 
and “Goldfinger". These pictures were also 
some of the biggest grossers in cinema history 
in Lebanon. However, U.A. best sellers to date 
in Lebanon was last year’s sound track album 
of “Un Homme Et Une Femme”. The picture 
achieved a run of 11 weeks (a record for this 
town), and the album sales reached more than 
3000 copies while the singles achieved more 
than 5000, All these records were still im- 
ported from various European resources. In 
November 1967 we reached an exclusive agree- 
ment with U.A. for the local pressing in our 
partly owned S.L.D. (Societe Libanaise du 
Disque) pressing plant, of their singles and 



UA in Sweden 


BO PERSSON 

Karusell Grammofon Aktiebolag, J 
Stockholm, Sweden 

In Sweden United Artists is represented b- 
Karusell Grammofon A.B. and we have had 
great success with their catalogue particularly 
with the soundtrack of “A Man and a Woman 11 : 
The music was released on both E.P. and L.P. 
and on the first anniversary of the film irf 
Stockholm Karusell presented every 20th 
visitor with a copy of the soundtrack album* 
We have also had great success with all the 
James Bond picture albums. On the single^ 
pop side The Easy Beats and The Spencer Davis 
Group amalgamated good sales. United Artists 
artist Shirley Bassey visited Stockholm re-* 
cently appearing in cabaret at the famous, 
Berns restaurant here and we issued two of 
her albums coincidental with her visit. 


UA in France 

The United Artists label has been distributed" 
in France by Philips for the past eighteen^ 
months. During this time U.A. releases have 
become more and more important. The most 
spectacular success has certainly been The 
Easybeats “Friday On My Mind” which made 
them famous throughout France. Other U.A*> 
artists promoted in France are Long John 
Baldry, Bobby Goldsboro and The Spencer Davis 
Group. Philips have also been very successful 
in the promotion of U.A. musicians releasing 
albums by Ferrante & Teicher, Al Caiola, Leroy 
Holmes, George Martin and Jimmy McGriff. For 
the first time an original French production' 
was made by Eddie Adamis who manages the 
United Artists publishing activities in France.- 
This was Les Charlies recording of “Le Fox 
Trotte” which became a best seller. Undoubt- 
edly the close co-operation between Louis 
Hazan of Philips and Eddie Adamis has con- 
siderably helped the label’s expansion in 
France. Many soundtrack albums have been^ 
issued including “The Way West”, "Un Homme' 
de Trop”, “Le Retour Des 7”, “Karthoum”, 
“Hawaii”, “You Only Live Twice” and more 
recently “In The Heat of the Night”. Eddie 
Adamis and Louis Hazan are planning a new 
promotional programme of the U.A. product in 
France when they return from the Miami con- 
vention. 


L.P. releases. First record to be issued in 
December was the soundtrack of the second 
Lelouch picture “Vivre Pour Vivre” (Live for. 
Life) always in original French version. Single 
and LP are having a big success and the 
picture terminated its 7th week run recently. 
L.P. releases in the immediate future include 
Shirley Bassy and The Traffic as well as souno' 
track albums. Most U.A. artists are very well 
known in Lebanon, thanks to our excellent* 
publicity through radio, TV and our own circuit 
of first run cinemas. Shirley Bassey, who- 
visits Lebanon frequently is one of our best 
selling artists and we are also issuing her 
latest San Remo single “This Is My Life” (La 
Vita). Now that we are pressing locally almost , 
all product, sales figures are going to improvt 
strongly and we are confidently looking to ou 
future collaboration with the U.S. 


UNITED ARTISTS 
INTERNATIONAL 
AFFILIATES 
SEE PAGE UA-20 


/ \ 

UA 10th Anry 


22-UA 






's London Headquarters 



Pierre Tubbs, United Artists Records A & R and 
i Artists Co-ordination, seen at work in his 
Mortimer Street office, London. 


Unart. . . Top Economy Line 



This picture of the new United Artists Records 
Ltd Reception area in Mortimer House, London, 
was grabbed at 6 a.m. — it fills up after that 
till midnight. 


(Continued from page UA-17) 
short of phenomenal.” 

Strength In Film Themes 
. In terms of concept, one keynote is to jump 
on proven full-price line ideas, one of which 
is to focus on themes from hot movie prop- 
erties, such as "Great Music from 'A Fistful 
of Dollars,’ ‘A Few Dollars More’ and ‘The 
Mkiod, The Bad and the Ugly’,” which will be a 
featured title in an upcoming Unart release. 

Another worthy concept is instrumental ver- 
f sions of hit pop songs, such as the current 
-.smash, “Love Is Blue,” which is now coming 
) out as the featured item on a new Unart organ 
i instrumental LP. 

r T Oldies are always good bets for economy 
* packages. Unart has enjoyed big movement 
-*with a current “Unforgettable Oldies” set. 
Another, “Soul Oldies,” which includes An- 

S ^thony and the Imperials’ “Goin’ Out of My 
Head,” has enjoyed a tremendous response. 
.» “No longer is it possible,” Skolnick adds, 
“to simply use one big song title or artist as 
4he lure. Every package has to contain good, 
solid items in addition to the featured one. 
The buyer must be given something for his 
'""money today. He’s much too sophisticated to 
be taken in. He simply wants his money’s 
'* worth no matter how little or how much he’s 


spending on a record.” 

Budget LPs Lure Buyers 

There are currently 24 LP’s in the Unart 
catalog, with six more due for immediate re- 
lease. The existing titles have come to be 
regarded as prime sales lure for traffic-build- 
ing ads by retailers, according to Skolnick, 
who indicated that the line does a substantial 
amount of co-op advertising with key rack 
outlets. The racks use the price bait of the 
economy lines to lure customers, now that 
the standard priced merchandise doesn't 
sound nearly as low in cost at the discount 
levels as it used to. 

“It helps the rackers sell more of every- 
thing, once they get the customer into the 
store,” says Skolnick, “But it also helps us 
a great deal to have our product actually in 
the ads.” 

At the budget-price level (99 cents) United 
Artists is also represented, and profitably, 
with its Tale Spinners children’s line, which 
the company feels is the top line of its kind 
in the nation. There are currently 62 titles in 
the catalog with two or three new entries add- 
ed with each new major release. “We just sold 
200,000 units in February,” said Skolnick, 
“and we feel that’s a very respectable figure.” 


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"Picks of the Week ) 

PORTER WAGONER & DOLLY PARTON (RCA Victor 9490) 

Holding On To Nothin’ (2:26) [Passkey BMI— Chesnut) 

The “Last Thing On My Mind” team (Porter and Dolly) uncorks another 
heady mixture in “Holdin 1 On To Nothin’.” The powerful sales acceptance 
to their first duet effort should be easily matched with this one, and should 
send the deck soaring. Flip: “Just Between You And Me” (2:18) [Jack BMI— 
Clement] 


BILLY GRAMMER (Mercury 72785) 

Money, Love And War (2:12) [Newkeys BMI— Hall] 

Billy Grammer’s first session under his brand new Mercury contract should 
result in an excellent consumer reaction. The deck, tabbed “Money, Love And 
War,” is a thought-provoking message from the pen of Tom T. Hall and may 
be Billy’s biggest in a while. Flip: "The Last Of My Future" (2:33) [Newkeys 
BMI— Baham] 


VAN TREVOR (Date 1594) 

Take Me Along With You (2:34) [S-P-R, Noma BMI— Rabbitt, Heard] 

Coming on stronger with every release, Van Trevor aims real high with his 
latest Date date, “Take Me Along With You.” The pretty ballad production 
should score heavily and become his biggest effort to date. May be some pop 
action as well. Flip: “Guitar” (2:38) [Summerhouse, Harmony Hill ASCAP— 
T revor] 


BOBBY HELMS (Little Darlin' 0041) 

I Feel You, I Love You (2:30) [Mayhew BMI— Buzzeo] 

The old Bobby Helms sound comes out strongly on this ballad offering. 
Titled “I Feel You, I Love You,” the side is a potent, highly effective romancer 
that should do even better than his recent "The Day You Stopped Loving 
Me” charter. Flip: "All I Need Is You” (2:20) [Mayhew BMI— Mathis] 


GEORGE MORGAN (Starday 834) 

Living (2:25) [Starday BMI— Morgan, Hill] 

Immediately following up his noisemaking ode to “Barbara,” George Mor- 
gan offers a blues-laced goodie called "Living,” which should soon have the 
chanter residing in chartsville. Deejays should be out for this one. Flip: 
"Rosebuds And You” (2:50) [Starday BMI— Scott] 


JAMES BELL (Bell 710) 

He Ain’t Country (2:29) [Bel Ida le BMI-Mullins] 

The cute and catchy flavor of this novelty offering by James Bell could 
establish both the songster and the label in the country market. Songster 
dishes up some fun— and some truth in “He Ain’t Country,” a tune that a lot 
of folks should be humming soon. Flip: “A Friendly Place To Cry” (2:45) 
[Belldale BMI-Mullins, Stamps] 


Best Bets 



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ERNEST TUBB SINGS HANK WILLIAMS — 
Decca DL 4957/74957 

Two country giants meet face-to-face in this 
Decca set with legendary Hank Williams the sub- 
ject of a dedication by living legend Ernest Tubb. 
The idea of one super-name belting out the most • 
memorable melodies of his Hall of Fame brother 
should provide this package with walloping im- - 
petus. Tubb’s interpretations of such tracks as 
“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and “Cold, Cold 
Heart” are winners all the way. 



THE LONG LONESOME ROAD— Dick Curless— 
Tower T/ST 5108 

Rumble-voiced Dick Curless makes his debut in 
the Nashville recording studios and comes up with r- 
perhaps the strongest album he’s offered to date. 
Loneliness, heartsickness and despair — with an , 
occasional lift in spirits — is on the menu here, 
done up superbly by Curless’ wide-ranging vocal 
chords. Highlighted by his current winner, “Bury 
The Bottle With Me,” the set finds additional spic- 
ing in “The Heartline Special” and “Wrinkled, • 
Crinkled, Wadded Dollar Bill.” 

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BUMP TIDDIL DEE BUM BUM— Tex Ritter— 
Capitol T/ST 2890 4 

One of the most ageless of country personalities, 
Tex Ritter has collected some pretty timeless J 
melodies from the pen of Cindy Walker and has J 
combined them in a package certainly worth the t 
purchase price. Twin-market standards the likes 
of “You Don’t Know Me” and “In The Misty j 
Moonlight” receive the inimitable Ritter treat- 
ment, and, together with such tracks as “China 
Doll” and “Distant Drums,” help make this a 
highly flavorful set. 


TOM T. HALL (Mercury 72786) 

The World The Way I Want It (2:28) 
[Newkeys BMI-Hall] The “message” 
song is fast becoming Tom T. Hall’s 
trademark, and this new one could 
establish him firmly with consumers. 
Deck certainly merits some attention. 
Flip: “Shame On The Rain” (2:34) 
[Newkeys BMI-Hall] 

BEN COLDER (MGM 13914) 

By The Time I Get To Phoenix #2 
(2:48) [Johnny Rivers BMI-Webb] 
Once again doning of Stuporman, Ben 
Colder offers his own variation of the 
recent smash, which should rack up 
many laughs and many points: Flip: 
“Skip A Rope #2” (2:48) [Tree BMI- 
Tubb, Moran] 


BOB TERRY (Jed 10,016) 

U.S.S. Pueblo (2:12) [Cedarwood 
BMI-Kennedy, Terry] Recent news 
headlines lay the basis for this patri- 
otic recitation by Bob Terry. Terry’s 
fine delivery cm the side should stir 
up some healthy action. Flip: “My 
Warm and Tender” (2:28) [Cedar- 
wood BMI-Self] 


BONNIE AND CLOD (Little Cowboy 

3005) 

If You Don’t, Somebody Else Will (68) 
’2:30) [Acuff-Rose BMI-Mathis, Fau- 
theree, Hamilton] This novelty re- 
camping of the oldie could stir up 
plenty of air action. Wild ’n wooly 
sounds offered by the boys here. Flip: 
'Bachelor Buttons” (1:33) [Mayhew 
BMI-Mathis] 


JAY LEE WEBB (Decca 32286) 

I’ll Build Her Up (2:52) [Sure-Fire 
BMI-Riddle] Jay Lee Webb sports a 
good pair of tonsils, and this mid-tem- 
po offering may make that fact known 
to a heap of buyers. _Spiners should 
latch on to the deck. Flip: “Tootsie’s 
Wall” (2:52) [Sure-Fire BMI-Deva- 
ney] 


HAROLD LEE (Columbia 44458) 

The Two Sides Of Me (2:27) [Heart 
of the Hills BMI-Lee] Harold Lee may 
well break on through the sound bar- 
rier with this throbber. Sounds like 
good programming fare and consumer 
material. Flip: “Bringing Daddy 

Home” (2:25) [Heart of the Hills 
BMI-Lee] 

BILLY (CRASH) CRADDOCK (Chart 
1025) 

Your Love Is What Is (2:28) [Peach 
SESAC-Hood] A real attractive sound 
from Billy “Crash” Craddock, this 
galloping romancer could break out 
real nicely for the songster. Deserves 
a listen or two. Flip: “Anything That’s 
Part Of You” (2:50) [Gladys ASCAP- 
Robertson] 


BURL IVES (Decca 32282) 

Bury The Bottle With Me (2:50) 
[Pamper BMI-Cochran, McCall] Burl 
Ives should offer some healthy com- 
petitive action with this cover of the 
current Dick Curless charter. Strong 
job by the vet. Flip: “That’s Where 
My Baby Used To Be” (2:26) [Wilder- 
ness BMI-Howard, Myers] 


WARREN ROBB (Starday 832) 
Temporarily Mine (2:17) [Tarheel 
BMI-Robb] Here’s a very attractive 
item done up powerfully by Warren 
Robb. Songster’s efforts on this ballad 
session could reap strong rewards 
from country buyers. Flip: “Push-Ups 
From The Ceiling” (2:40) [Tarheel 
BMI-Robb] 


MARION WORTH (Decca 32278) 
Mama Sez (2:18) [Central Songs BMI- 
Worth] Although initially overlooked, 
this side of the latest Marion Worth 
outing has a lot going for it. The in- 
fectious, easy-swinging sound looks 
like a solid choice. Flip: “Then I’ll Be 
Over You” [Singleton BMI-Peters] 





THE HEART OF HANK COCHRAN— Monument 
LP 8089/SLP 18089 

Ranking high in the list of Music City’s most 
prolific tunesmiths, Hank Cochran showcases a 
batch of some of his strongest “heart” songs in his , 
latest Monument LP. From his opening track, 
“Has Anybody Seen Me Lately,” to his closer, 
“Somewhere In My Dreams,” Hank yanks heavily 
on heartstrings, giving ample reason for fans to 
add this one to their collections. 


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JIMMY DICKENS SINGS— Decca I)L 4967/74967 
A mixture of brand new items and country ever- 
greens makes up the bill of fare in this fine Jimmy * 
Dickens package. Kicking off the set with his re- 
cent single venture, “They’re Gonna Have Me 
Committed,” Jimmy adroitly shifts from novelty 
to ballad and back again in a well-paced session 
that has something for all of his followers. Among 
the standouts on this one are “I Love Lucy Brown” 
(another recent single) and “There’ll Be No Tear- 
drops Tonight.” 


CHUBBY— Geezinslaw Bros.— Capitol T/ST 2885 
Undoubtedly one of the most clever teams of 
country satirists, the Geezinslaw Brothers have 
been unleashed on the public once again with a 
set that should establish them even further with ( 
country buyers. Highlighting the set with a couple 
of their own recent singles, “Chubby (Please Take 
Your Love To Town)” and “I Couldn’t Spell j 
Yuuk,” the boys also come on strong with such ' 
former chart winners as “Unmitigated Gall” and 
“Tender-Hearted Me.” Set is a must for a well- 
rounded library. 


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‘Country Music Jamboree ? Planned 
By SESAC For 1968 NAB Convention 


NEW YORK— SESAC’s participation 
in this year’s National Association of 
Broadcasters Convention, to be held 
March 31-April 3 in Chicago, will be 
highlighted by a salute to country 
music. The licensing firm will provide 
continuous live country entertainment 
daily from 1:00 P.M. until 1:00 A.M. 
in Suite 900 of the Conrad Hilton 
Hotel with attractions from Nashville. 

‘Country Barn’ 

The suite decor this year will center 
around early America with the main 
room completely restyled as a country 
bam. In this area, convention dele- 
gates will be invited to join in round 
and square dancing in a setting remin- 
iscent of the old time farm areas with 
specially constructed wooden roof 
beams, split rail fences, horse stalls 
and up-turned barrels. Wooden benches 
will line the walls for the spectators. 

‘Wild West Nitery’ 

In addition, the suite will feature a 
wild west nitery, complete with swing- 
ing doors, a player piano and numer- 
ous wall decorations including old the- 
atrical posters, etc. In this area, visit- 
ing delegates will be invited to relax 
and enjoy their favorite beverages 
around barrel tables, whet their appe- 
tites at the “free lunch counter” or 
simply browse over the numerous 


authentic decorations. 

The coffee area will be restyled as a 
country store with pot-bellied stove, 
rocking chairs and refreshments in- 
cluding old-fashioned penny candies, 
coffee and apple pie. Table tops will be 
designed as checker boards for those 
conventioneers who prefer a game of 
checkers to some of the more active 
attractions offered. 

The Hosts 

SESAC’s “Country Music Jamboree” 
will be hosted by a full contingent of 
the firm’s staff headed by Alice H. 
Prager, executive vice-president and 
managing director. Other SESAC ex- 
ecutives and staffers scheduled to be 
in attendance are: W. F. Myers and 
S. B. Candilora, executive administra- 
tors; Albert F. Ciancimino, House 
Counsel; Sidney H. Guber, director of 
marketing services; Norman Odium, 
director of copyright administration; 
Charles Scully, director of information 
services; Joe Talbot, III, manager of 
the SESAC Nashville office; James 
Aylward and John Eckenrod of the sta- 
tion relations department, Warren 
Martinek, a member of the public rela- 
tions staff and field representatives Ed 
Cooney, Harold Fitzgerald, Glenn 
Ramsey, Vic Vickrey and Frank 
Watkins. 



ENJOYING HIS DAY — Decca’s crack chanter, Jack Greene, winner of numer- 
ous awards, including the ’67 Country Music Association awards for the best 
album and single of the year (for his single and LP, both titled “There Goes 
My Everything) alighted during his whirlwind tour through California in 
Burbank to be treated to a luncheon given in his honor by the Country Gentle- 
man of Burbank’s Radio-KBBQ. “Jack Green Day” was proclaimed by the Los 
Angeles area station and Jack appeared on the station live, as well as on tape, 
throughout the day. Pictured here at the luncheon for Jack are (from left to 
right) KBBQ’s Harry Newman, Bob Jackson, Jack, Pamper Music’s Pat Shields, 
KBBQ’s music director Larry Scott and Bill Ward, program director of KBBQ. 











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Cash Box Country Roundup 


RCA Victor chanter George Hamil- 
ton IV has a new album set for re- 
lease. The set is titled “The Gentle 
Country Sound of George Hamilton 
IV” and includes “It’s My Time” and 
Gordon Lightfoot’s 4% minute song 
about the history of Canada, “The 




TRUTH SEEKERS— Top C&W lark, 
Loretta Lynn, and her radio cowboy 
husband, Mooney, were guests on a 
recent edition of CBS-TV’s panel 
show, “To Tell The Truth.” The Lynns 
own an International Rodeo Associa- 
tion sanctioned rodeo company and 
are shown above at last month’s 
I.R.A. rodeo convention in Memphis, 
Tenn. 

Canadian Railroad Trilogy.” George 
says that these two songs will prob- 
ably comprise his next single, which 
is due out in about three weeks. 

^ ^ 

Houston talent manager Jay Boyett 
has signed two of his newest prote- 
ges to Acuff-Rose and Hickory 


Records. Johnny Williams, a native 
Texan now making his home in 
Houston, already has his first Hickory 
single on the market. \Disk is dubbed 
“Lock The Door Between Us.” Glenn 
Barber, who was born in Oklahoma 
and now resides in Houston, also has 
his first Hickory single out — “Who 
Made You What You Are.” 

❖ * * 

The Doc Williams Country and 
Western Show has been touring Ver- 
mont, New Hampshire and Massa- 
chusetts the past few weeks and is 
now on a tour of New York State 
which will last through mid-April. In 
addition to Doc, his wife “Chickie” 
and the backup group, Doc’s daughter 
Karen “Punkin” Williams is being 
featured on many of the scheduled 
dates. Karen will take four days off 
from the tour for a quick trip to 
Nashville for recording sessions for 
the Wheeling label toward the end of 
March. This year marks the 30th 
anniversary of Doc’s regular appear- 
ances on Wheeling, West Virginia 
Radio- WWVA’s Jamboree. 

* * ❖ 

Freddy Collins, program director of 
the all-country Memphis, Texas sta- 
tion, KBGM AM-FM, has signed, as 
an artist, an exclusive management 
contract with J. B. Artist & Record 
Promotions. Freddy performs with 
Emil Schattel and the Panhandle Play 
Boys. He plays lead guitar and does 
most of the singing for the group. 
Freddy is scheduled to appear with 
Ernest Tubb in March and with Buck 
Owens in April in Amarillo, Texas. 
Negotiations are currently going on 
for a recording contract for Freddy. 


Freddy started singing when he was 
very young. He would sing holding 
his mother’s broom and strumming it 
like a guitar. At the age of fourteen 
he was working local dances. At the 
age of fifteen he played with his first 
band, the Emitt Allen band in Clar- 
endon, Texas and got his first job as 
a deejay at a station in Childress, 
Texas. He moved on from place to 
place, working at radio stations in 
Quanah and Vernon, Texas, and 
Frederick, Oklahoma. At the age of 
nineteen, he returned to his birth- 
place, Memphis, Texas, and got mar- 
ried. Since that time he has been in 
radio except for a three year period 
during which he sold Dr Peppers in 
Childress. When KBGH went on the 
air in Memphis, Jerry Hooser, the 
man who inspired Freddy to go to 
work in radio, called him to go to 
work for him. He has been program 
director at KBGH since that time. 

❖ ❖ ❖ 

The Golden Nuggett nitery in Pan- 
ama City, Florida, presented its first 
all-country entertainment show re- 
cently. The show starred Leon Ashley, 
Margie Singleton and Merle Kilgore. 
Crowds were reportedly excellent. 
Leon and Margie are now on tour in 
Germany. The tour, which ends today 
(18) was so successful that the Pop 
Phillips Agency has re-booked the 
duet for another 17-day tour. 

^ ^ ^ 

Billy Deaton has set a show for 
“Sky” Corbin, KLLL Radio-Lubbock, 
Texas, for April 5. The show will 
include Charlie Pride, Del Reeves and 
Guy Mitchell . . . The recent perform- 


ance of Rex Allen at the San Antonio, 
Texas Livestock Exposition drew re- <* 
cord crowds, according to reports. 

Rex has appeared in eight editions 
of the Exposition over the past fifteen 
years . . . Cade Bros. Publications 
will publish a monthly paper called 
“Wide World Of Brite Star” which 
will carry pictures and stories of * 
Brite Star artists that the promotion 
firm represents. Cade Bros, will also 
assist Brite Star in getting the paper 
to deejays and radio stations. Copies 
of the paper may be obtained by 
writing to Cade Bros, at 2619 Balfour 
Ave., Bristol, Pa. 19007. First edition A ' 
will be out this month. 

* ❖ * 

WWVA Radio-Wheeling, West Vir- 
ginia has received a special award for 
“outstanding contribution to the com- 
munity in their field in the past year” 
from the Wheeling Jaycees. The * 
award, presented at the Jaycees’ An- 
nual Citizen of the Year Banquet, was 
for WWVA’s documentary, “The ** 

End Of The Beginning,” an hour- 

long public service program about 

the life, complaints, appeals and ap- 
praisals of convicts and guards inside 4 
the West Virginia Maximum Security 
Penitentiary at Moundsville. The pro- ^ 
gram, originally broadcast in five 
episodes and re-broadcast later as 
one continuous program, received 

such acclaim from listeners and law * 

enforcement officials that it was 
carried on seven other West Virginia 
radio stations. Darrell Edwards, pro- 
ducer of “The End Of The Begin- 
ning,” accepted the Jaycees award on 
behalf of WWVA. 

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Country Top 50 




1 

A WORLD OF OUR OWN 

(Chappell— ASCAP) 

Sonny James (Capitol 2067) 

1 

2 

TAKE ME TO YOUR WORLD 

(Al Gallico— BMI) 

Tammy Wynette (Epic 10269) 

2 

3 

SKIP A ROPE 

(Tree— BMI) 

Henson Cargill (Monument 1041) 

3 

4 

JUST FOR YOU 

(Tree- BMI) 

Ferlin Husky (Capitol 2048) 

4 

• 

THE DAY THE WORLD 
STOOD STILL 

(Hall-Clement— BMI) 

Charlie Pride (RCA Victor 9403) 

7 

• 

IT'S ALL OVER 

(Gallico— BMI) 

David Houston & Tammy Wynette 
(Epic 10274) 

8 

• 

HOW LONG WILL MY BABY 
BE GONE 

(Blue Book— BMI) 

Buck Owens (Capitol 2080) 

10 

8 

REPEAT AFTER ME 

(Tree- BMI) 

Jack Reno (Job 9009) 

6 

9 

I'D GIVE THE WORLD 

(Page Boy— SESAC) 

Warner Mack (Decca 32211) 

5 

10 

PROMISES, PROMISES 

(Yonah— BMI) 

Lynn Anderson (Chart 2010) 

9 

11 

TAKE ME AS 1 AM 
(Or Lot Mo Go) 

(AcufF-Rose-ASCAP) 

Ray Price (Columbia 44374) 

13 

12 

STOP THE SUN 

(Acclaim, Rapport— BMI) 
Bonnie Guitar (Dot 1705 7 ) 

11 

• 

WALK ON OUT OF MY 
MIND 

(Tree— BMI) 

Waylon Jennings (RCA Victor 9414) 

18 

14 

HERE COMES THE RAIN 
BABY 

(Acuff- Rose— BMI) 

Eddy Arnold (RCA Victor 9437) 

15 

15 

TOGETHERNESS 

(Blue Book— BMI) 

Freddie Hart (Kapp 879) 

16 

16 

DARK END OF THE STREET 

(Press— BMI) 

Archie Campbell & Lorene Mann 
(RCA Victor 9401) 

14 

• 

FIST CITY 

(Sure-Fire— BMI) 

Loretta Lynn (Decca 32264) 

26 

• 

SAY IT'S NOT YOU 

(Glad/Blue Crest— BMI) 
George Jones (Musicor 1289) 

21 

• 

BABY'S BACK AGAIN 

(Marcher— BMI) 

Connie Smith (RCA Victor 9413) 

22 

• 

HEY LITTLE ONE 

(Sherman, De Vorgen— BMI) 
Glen Campbell (Capitol 2067) 

23 

• 

YOU ARE MY TREASURE 

(Forrest Hills— BMI) 

Jack Greene (Decca 32261) 

27 

22 

LUZIANNA 

(Tuesday— BMI) 

Webb Pierce (Decca 32246) 

19 

• 

HAVE A LITTLE FAITH 

(Al Gallico— BMI) 

David Houston (Epic 5-10291) 

30 

24 

SON OF HICKORY 
HOLLER'S TRAMP 

(Blue Crest— BMI) 

Johnny Darrell (United Artists 50235) 

17 

• 

THE CAJUN STRIPPER 

(Acuff-Rose— BMI) 

Jim Ed Brown (RCA Victor 9434) 

32 

• 

NOTHING TAKES THE 
PLACE OF LOVING YOU 

(Fingerlake— BMI) 

Stonewall Jackson (Columbia 4416) 

34 

• 

LEGEND OF BONNIE & 
CLYDE 

(Blue Book— BMI) 

Merle Haggard (Capitol 2123) 

38 

28 

EVERYBODY'S GOT TO BE 
SOMEWHERE 

(Mayhew— BMI) 

Johnny Dollar (Date 1585) 

28 

29 

THE LITTLE THINGS 

33 


(Pamper— BMI) 

Willie Nelson (RCA Victor 9427) 


30 

31 


33 


35 


37 

38 

39 

40 

41 



48 


51 

52 

53 

54 

55 

56 

57 

58 

59 

60 


SING ME BACK HOME 12 

(Blue Book— BMI) 

Merle Haggard (Capitol 2017) 

ALL RIGHT I'LL SIGN 

THE PAPERS 24 

(Cedarwood— BMI) 

Mel Tillis (Kapp 881) 

THE LAST GOODBYE 39 

(Moss-Rose— BMI) 

Dick Miles (Capitol 2113) 

MY BIG TRUCK DRIVIN' 

MAN 29 

(Moss Rose— BMI) 

MOTHER MAY I 40 

(Green-Back— BMI) 


Liz & Lynn Anderson (RCA Victor 9445) 

SMOKE, SMOKE, SMOKE-68 37 

(Hill & Range— BMI) 

Tex Williams (Boone 1069) 

LITTLE GREEN APPLES 43 

( Russel I.Cason— ASCAP) 

Roger Miller (Smash 2138) 

FOGGY RIVER 25 

(Milene- ASCAP) 

Carl Smith (Columbia 44396) 

MY GOAL FOR TODAY 20 

(Pamper— BMI) 

Kenny Price (Boone 32215) 

MOODS OF MARY 44 

(Jack— BMI) 

Tcmpall & Glaser Bros. (MGM 13880) 

ATLANTA GEORGIA STRAY 45 

(Rustlend— BMI) 

Sonny Curtis (Viva 626) 

SUNDOWN MARY 46 

(Combine— BMI) 

Billy Walker (Monument 1055) 

SHE WENT A LITTLE BIT 
FARTHER 50 

(Al Gallico— BMI) 

Faron Young (Mercury 72774) 

TRUCK DRIVING CAT WITH 
NINE WIVES 49 

Jim Nesbitt (Chart 1018) 

THAT'S WHEN I SEE 

THE BLUES 51 

(Four Star— BMI) 

Jim Reeves {RCA Victor 9455) 

THE IMAGE OF ME 52 

(Tree— BMI ) 

Conway Twitty (Decca 32272) 

ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER 
PLACE 55 

(Passkey— BMI) 

Jerry Lee Lewis (Smash 2146) 

THERE AIN'T NO EASY 
RUN 53 

(Newkeys— BMI) 

Dave Dudley (Mercury 72779) 

I CAN SPOT A CHEATER 48 

(Al Gallico— BMI) 

Johnny Tiilotscn (MGM 13888) 

BURY THE BOTTLE 

WITH ME 57 

(Pamper— BMI) 

Dick Curless (Tower 399) 

WILD WEEKEND 59 

(Stallion- BMI) 

B.ll Andersen (Decca 32276) 


WELCOME HOME 

Jear.nie Seely (Monument 13866) 

ROCKY TOP 

Osborne Bros. (Dacca 32242) 

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, 
WOMAN 

Jan Howard (Decca 32269) 

DESTINATION ATLANTA, GA. 

Cal Smith (Kapp 884) 

WANDERIN' MIND 

Margie Singleton (Ashley 2050) 

FOGGY MOUNTAIN 
BREAKDOWN 

Flatt & Scruggs (Mercury 72739) 

FOUND OUT WHAT'S 
HAPPENING 

Bobby Bare (RCA Victor 9450) 

SET ME FREE 

Charlie Rich (Epic 10287) 

BREAK MY MIND 

Larry Butler (Imperial 66277) 

WHAT A WAY TO LIVE 

Johnny Bush (Stop 160) 



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Aud-Lee Gets Talent Rep, 
Brian Maick, For Europe 

SOUTH NASHVILLE — An agree- 
ment has been made between Jerry 
Rivers of Aud-Lee Attractions in 
South Nashville and Brian Maick of 
London, England, whereby Maick will 
represent Aud-Lee talent in England, 
Ireland and other European nations. 

Maick will be presenting country- 
western talent to audiences in major 
cities in England and Ireland with 
heavy promotion through BBC Tele- 
vision and Radio. The first contracted 
six-week tour, beginning April 10, is 
for Little Darlin’ recording group, 
the Homesteaders with Columbia art- 
ist Dianne Jordan. Maick saw the 
Homesteader’s show while on a busi- 
ness trip in the Far East and felt 
that this was ‘‘the most typical and 
versatile country music sound today. 
Future plans call for additional Euro- 
pean promotions with Hank Williams, 
Jr. and others. 


S&S Promotions 
Buys Dori Enterprises 

LUBBOCK, Texas— Dori Enterprises, 
an established booking agency in the 
Salt Lake City area, has been pur- 
chased by S&S Promotions, a C&W 
promotion firm in Oklahoma City. 
Dori will now be recognized as a sub- 
sidiary and western division office of 
S&S. 

Freddy Carr, preisdent of S&S has 
announced the naming of Mack Adam- 
son, former Salt Lake City supper 
club owner, as head of the new divi- 
sion. Adamson and a three man staff 
are now devoting full time booking 
efforts to club circuits throughout the 
western states. 


COUNTRY ROUNDUP 

(Continued from page 90) 

On March 23, KHEY Radio-El Paso, 
Texas will climax two months of 
celebrating its 11th anniversary with 
a free show and dance starring 
Willie Nelson and His Band, featuring 
Johnny Bush. Since Feb. 1, KHEY 
has been giving away gifts to its 
listeners. By March 23, the station 
will have given away over $14,000 in 
gifts . . • Tammy Wynette appeared 
recently on W O L U Radio-Cincinnati s 
Your Town Show as the guest of Big 
Clu’s Jay Woods and answered ques- 
tions live of listeners . . . KRAK Ra- 
dio-Sacramento, California had a 
special visitor last week — Simeon 
Ndesandjo, head of operations of the 
Voice of Kenya in Africa. Ndesandjo, 
who is on a study tour of leading 
American radio stations, told KRAK 
that country music is a popular com- 
modity in his homeland. Ndesandjo 
spent time at KRAK familiarizing 
himself with the station’s operation. 
Station personnel assisted him in 
setting up record sources for better 
service of country music product to 
Kenya. As soon as Ndesandjo returns 
to Nairobi, an exchange of tapes 
between the Voice of Kenya and 
KRAK will be set up as standard 
practice. 


Over a dozen country artists, in- 
cluding Freddy Carr, Dick Rich, Pen- 
ny Starr, Durwood Haddock, Johnny 
Appleseed and Dewey Knight are 
being represented by the recently 
merged companies. 

Address of S&S Promotions is P.O. 
Box 25624, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 
Phones are (405) 946-0267 or 354- 
5243. 


CashBox Top Country JUbums 


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1 

SING ME BACK HOME 

Merle Haggard (Capitol T/3T 28^8) 

1 

16 

2 

IT TAKES PEOPLE LIKE YOU 

Buck Owens (Capitol T/ST 2841) 

3 

17 

3 

BRANDED MAN 

Merle Haggard (Capitol T/ST 2789) 

2 

18 

4 

THE COUNTRY WAY 

Charley Pride 

(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3895) 

4 

19 

5 

BY THE TIME 
1 GET TO PHOENIX 

Glen Campbell (Capitol T/ST 2851) 

5 

20 

6 

YOU MEAN THE 
WORLD TO ME 

7 

21 


David Houston 

(Epic LN 24338/BN 26338) 


22 

7 

FOR LOVING YOU 

Bill Anderson & Jan Howard 
(Decca DL 4959/ DL 4959) 

15 

23 

8 

ALL THE TIME 

Jack Greene (Decca DL 4904/DL 4904) 

8 

24 

9 

BEST OF EDDY ARNOLD 

(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3565) 

10 

25 

10 

WHAT LOCKS THE DOOR 

Jack Greene (Decca DL 4939/74939) 

9 


11 

JUST BETWEEN YOU & ME 

Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton 
(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3926) 

6 

26 

12 

GENTLE ON MY MIND 

Glen Campbell (Capitol MT/ST 2809) 

12 

27 

13 

PROMISES, PROMISES 

Lynn Anderson (Chart CHM/CHS 1004 

14 

28 

14 

QUEEN OF HONKY 
TONK STREET 

13 



Kitty Wells (Decca DL 4929/DL 74929) 


29 

15 

BILL ANDERSON'S 
GREATEST HITS 

(Decca DL 4839/74859) 

11 

30 


RAY PRICE'S GREATEST 
HITS VOL. 2 19 

(Columbia CL 2670/CS 9470) 

JUST FOR YOU 20 

Ferlin Husky (Capitol T/ST 2870) 

TAKE ME TO YOUR WORLD/I 
DON'T WANNA PLAY HOUSE 16 

Tammy Wynette (Epic BN 26353) 

FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA 21 

Johnny Cash 

(Columbia CL 2647/CS 9447) 

EVER LOVIN' WORLD OF 
EDDY ARNOLD 17 

(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3931) 

PHANTOM 309 25 

Red Sovine (Starday LP/LSP 4141) 

BONNIE GUITAR 24 

(Dot DLP 3840/DLP 25840) 

DAVID HOUSTON'S 
GREATEST HITS 18 

(Epic BN 26342) 

TURN THE WORLD AROUND 26 

Eddy Arnold 

(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3869) 

SOUL OF COUNTRY 

Connie Smith 

(RCA Victor LPM/LSP 3889) 

SKIP A ROPE 

Henson Carqill 

(Monument LP 8094/SLP 18094) 

GEORGE JONES SINGS 
DALLAS FRAZIER 

(Musicor MM 2149/MS 3149) 

HEAVEN HELP THE 
WORKING GIRL 

Norma Jean 

(Camden CAL/CAS 2218) 

TOGETHERNESS 

Freddie Hart (Kapp KS 3546) 


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MIKE LANE (Buddy 127) 

(B-fi) Black Horse And Blond Headed 
Woman (2:17) [Whirlwind BMI-Wil- 
liams] Easy loping ballad. Flip: 
“World Of Pretend” (2:17) [Whirl- 
wind BMI-Lane] 

DON LEWIS (Capa 142) 

(B-f) The Bowling Song (2:57) [Law 
BMI-Lewis, Allen] Cute novelty ses- 
sion on a popular indoor sport. Flip: 
“Gravity Of Love” (1:53) [Law BMI- 
Lewis] 

JANET McBRIDE (Longhorn 585) 
(B-f) Play Like You Love Me (2:35) 
[Saran BMI-Keys, Hearron, Goza, 
Burgett] Plaintive romancer. Flip: 
“It’s The Truth That’s Killing Me” 
(2:25) [Saran BMI-McBride, Stovall, 
McBride] 

NORM TESTER (Museum 09) 

(B-f) Big Moon (2:53) [Museum BMI- 
Miller] Tear-tugging tale of woe on 
this Norm Tester side. Flip: “The Cow- 
ard” (2:46) [Museum BMI-Tester] 


PO’ BOYS (Decca 32281) 

(B-f) Up And Atom (1:37) [Stallion 
BMI-Garrish] light and lively instru- 
mental. Flip: “The White Rabbit” 
(2:00) [Bernettia BMI- Ivory, Rosh- 
ing] 


EDDIE KEELEY (A Okay 101) 

(B-f) Dangerous Livin’ (1:58) [Red 
Carpet BMI-Jaffee] Thumpin’, mid- 
tempo bouncer. Flip: “Reminding Me 
Of You” (1:45) [Red Carpet Songs 
BMI-Jaffee] 


DICK GREEN (Cap Tone 5) 

(B-f) House Where The Blues Live 
(2:25) [Maye-Raye BMI-Green] 
Blues-laced moaner. Flip: “I Can’t Get 
Over Me” (3:36) [Maye-Raye BMI- 
Green] 


BOB & BOBBIE THOMAS (Brave 

1020) 

(B-f) Poison Love (2:05) [Hill & t 
Range BMI-Laird] Duo unleashes a 
rambling, scrambling lament. Flip: 
“Granny” (2:15) [Brave BMI-Tuck] 



At The Party 

To celebrate the estab- 
lishment of its new Nash- 
ville Office, April/Black- 
wood Music hosted a 
party recently at the new 
Statler Hilton in Music 
City. On hand were (from 
left to right) April/ 
Blackwood’s associate pro- 
fessional manager, Jack 
Grady, who will head 
operations in Nashville 
and Memphis; David 
Rosner, professional man- 
ager of April/Blackwood; 
and Neil J. Anderson, 
April/Blackwood’s vice 
president. 


Cash Box — March 23, 1968 


92 





INTERNATIONAL SECTION 



March 23, 1968 




Jess and James, the English born duo now rapidly climbing the charts in Belgium (where they are now resident) with "Move" on the Palette label, are also enjoying success in Hol- 
land, France and Scandinavia. "Move" is also being recorded in Italian and Spanish. The disk is also released in the U.K. and U.S.A. by MOM. In the bottom picture Jess and James 
are seen surrounded by their group The J.Js, 


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The very complicated system of classification agreed by the Ministry of 
Labor and Britain’s Musicians’ Union for visiting performers has raised the 
ire of some local personalities who are objecting to the “punitive” and “im- 
possible” terms laid down in the MU’s reciprocal exchange agreement. Signa- 
tories to a public protest, including composer Richard Rodney Bennett and 
jazzman Humphrey Lyttleton, claim that visiting jazzmen are denied “concert 
status” under this pact even though they are recognized as concert artists by 
official bodies such as the Arts Council. This old sore has been scratched again 
because Phrasetex Productions, which has promoted an Ornette Coleman 
concert at the Royal Albert Hall, face blacklisting by the M.U. The union has, 
in the past, blacklisted promoters of a Coleman concert. The M.U. reciprocal 
exchange agreement recognizes two basic categories; concert artists and the 
rest. The former category is, in turn, divided into “internationally known” 
artists and others. An artist who is deemed “internationally known” can play 
here without condition, but the rest are allowed to give two performances only 
at guaranteed fees and may give one further concert at their own financial 
risk. If an artist does not qualify as a concert performer, he can only appear 
here if a British artist makes an exchange visit in return. 

British music business, ever alert to a new trend which may stimulate 
over-the-counter sales, is currently being stamped into a rock ’n roll revival. 
Talk about the trade and in the press is that Britain will again this year pay 
hard cash for the primitive sounds which hit big here a decade ago. Spear- 
heading this rock ’n roll revival, which threatens to take on massive propor- 
tions, is M.C.A. Records which has just set up shop here. The company is 
re-issuing four classic rock singles, two by Bill Haley and two by Buddy Holly. 
The disks in question are Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” and “Shake Rattle 
and Roll” and Holly’s “Rave On” and “Peggy Sue.” MCA is also arranging for 
an early promotional visit by the Haley Combo who are expected to arrive at 
the end of April playing concerts in all of the key cities. Duane Rddy is also 
set for British dates in April. 

The big question mark in this mooted revival is whether old style rock will 
become the “in thing” or whether a new British form will capture the market. 
On the British front a number of established and new groups are being touted 
as rock ’n roll revivalists headed by acts such as the Move and backed by 
newer outfits as At Last The 1958 Rock And Roll Band Show. The Move have 
already pushed their “Fire Brigade” into the Top Ten but the big guns of the 
calibre of RCA Records are getting behind new singers in order to stimulate 
the trend. RCA signed Gerry Temple and are giving him maximum promotion. 
The singer’s first on the label is “Lovin’ Up A Storm.” Decca Records, which has 
a large stock of Buddy Holly material, also has plans for marketing a group 
called The Rock ’n’ Roll Revival Show featuring Tommy Bishop, and their 
first release is Holly’s rock classic “Oh Boy.” In the event that the big sales 
are secured by our yester season reissues, the company is bringing out some 
of its early Tommy Steele platters. 


The rock revival, if it does in fact mature, could be something more than a 
faint echo of the past; it could rejuvenate the disk career of several artists 
who were predominant some years ago but who have subsequently slipped from 
the Hit Parade. Still active as performers, for instance, are Marty Wilde, 
Wee Willie Harris, Vince Eager, Duffy Power, Terry Dene and others. 

The “new look” format for Radio Luxembourg programs comes into effect as r 
of March 31st. The 15-minute and 30-minute programs are being replaced by 
shows of at least one hour duration, and most of the well-known disk jockeys, 
will be appearing on Radio Luxembourg programs. In a press statement, 
Geoffrey Everitt, Radio Luxembourg’s General Manager, said, “It is known that 
the BBC have in recent weeks made strenuous efforts to secure the services of 
certain disk jockeys on an exclusive basis, and, in order that there should 
be no misunderstanding as to Radio Luxembourg’s future intentions, I wish 
it to be known that at no time are we interested in signing any exclusive 
contracts with disk jockeys.” Everitt went on to say that Radio Luxembourg is “ 
not interested in furthering the careers of disk jockeys who decided to sign 
exclusively for the BBC. The station firmly believes that a disk jockey should 
be free to work for any organization providing that their services do not clash. 
News bulletins will be heard for the first time on Radio Luxembourg since 
the English service was re-opened after the war. 

As of April 1st, Tony Barrow, who has been Press Officer for Nems Enter- 
prises since 1963, is leaving the company to form his own Tony Barrow Inter- 
national Ltd. However, he is to take several accounts with him and will still be ■ 
responsible for the press representation of the Beatles, Cilia Black, Matt Monro, 
the Grapefruit, Gerry Marsden, etc. He will also take over the MCA account. 
His split with Nems Enterprises is, of course, an amicable one, and he wilU 
provide full press services for Nems Enterprises and its associated group 
of companies. 

Leon Ashley, President of Ashley Records and Ashmore Music of Nashville, 
called the Cash Box London office during a recent visit with his wife, country 
singer Margie Singleton. Ashley was in town to negotiate contracts for the 
release of his product in this country. He has already had several releases by ■ 
Philips Records including an album by Margie Singleton — “Country Music With 
Soul.” Ashley’s latest single “Mental Journey” was voted a “Country Pick of. 
the Week” (March 9th). After his London visit, Ashley left for Germany. 

Three days after the box office opened for Esther and Abi Ofarim’s first Royal 
Albert Hall concert on March 30th, all seats were sold. As a result, a second 
concert has been booked for April 9th. The duo are currently at No. 1 with 
their “Cinderella Rockefella” smash on Philips. 

The Larry Page Orchestra follow up their successful “Executive Suite” album 
with “From Larry With Love,” an album of hits including “The Last Waltz,” 
“Dr. Zhivago,” etc. Also on the Page One Label the Plastic Penny follow up 
their smash hit “Everything I Am” with their first album “Two Sides Of A 
Penny.” Another Page One group the Troggs have a new single “Little Girl” 
and they leave for their first U.S. trip in a few weeks time. 

Matt Monro, just back from a 14-week world tour, returns to London’s Talk 
Of The Town for a season of cabaret presented by Bernard Delfont opening 
March 14th. 

Geoffrey Heath is taking over as General Manager of Shapiro Bernstein, the 
post recently vacated by Cyril Shane who has now formed his own company. 
A professional manager has yet to be appointed. Heath’s appointment was con- 
firmed this week by Leon Brettler, Executive Vice President of Shapiro Bern- 
stein, New York. 


MITCH MURRAY & PETER CALLANDER 

Are Happy To Announce Their Arrival In New York On March 24th 

They Can Be Contacted At The Park Sheraton Hotel (Circle 7-8000) 


AMONG THE INTERNATIONAL HITS 
THEY HAVE WRITTEN ARE . . . 


LEAVE A LITTLE LOVE (Lulu) 

HOW DO YOU DO IT? (Gerry & The Pacemakers) 

I LIKE IT (Gerry & The Pacemakers) 

TO MAKE A BIG MAN CRY (Roy Head, Tom Jones) 

GIVE ME TIME (Dusty Springfield) 

I’M TELLING YOU NOW (Freddie & The Dreamers) 

YOU WERE MADE FOR ME (Freddie & The Dreamers) 

EVEN THE BAD TIMES ARE GOOD 

(TREMELOES) 

. . . and their two latest smash hits . . . 

SUDDENLY YOU LOVE ME 

(TREMELOES) 

an d THE BALLAD 
BONNIE & CLYDE 

(GEORGIE FAME) 


AMONG THE INTERNATIONAL STARS 
WHO HAVE RECORDED 
THEIR SONGS ARE . . . 


THE SUPREMES, PAUL ANKA, JOHNNY MATHIS, 
HERMAN’S HERMITS, DAVE CLARK FIVE, CILLA 
BLACK, JOHNNY HALLYDAY, SHEILA, MATT 
MONRO, SACHA DISTEL, BOBBY SOLO, SANDIE 
SHAW, CLIFF RICHARD, FRANK FIELD, DICK & DEE 
DEE, DIAHAN CARROLL, WAYNE FONTANA, P. J. 
PROBY, ETC., ETC. 


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Cash Box International News Report 

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Basart To Handle Metric's Catalogue 
In Holland & Belgium Via Joint Firm 


AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND — Sey- 
mour Zucker and Ron Kass of Amer- 
ica’s Metric Music have concluded 
negotiations with Guus Jansen and 
Ferry Wiennke of the Dutch publish- 
ing firm, Les Editions Internationales 
Basart, for the establishment of Met- 
ric Music Holland N.V. The new com- 
pany will be handled by Basart and 
control the Metric Music and affiliated 
catalogues for Holland and Belgium. 
To Alain Lelievre, manager of Ba- 
sart’s Belgian office, who has been very 
successful in his territory since the 
affiliate was established last year, the 
representation of Metric Music is 


especially significant and means an 
important addition to his working 
material, since so many good copy- 
rights are involved. 

Basart’s Ferry Wienneke will leave 
for London next week to discuss the 
new company’s policy with Metric’s 
European manager, Ron Kass, and 
Alan Keen, who is in charge of Met- 
ric’s London office. 

The deal is another important move 
for the enthusiastic Basart team, 
which will be closely cooperating with 
Bovema, which represents Liberty 
Records, owner of Metric Music, in the 
territory. 


Peer-Southern's Heft Is New Prexy 
Of Canadian Music Publishers Assoc. 


NEW YORK — The Canadian Music 
Publishers Association has a new pres- 
ident — Matt Heft, manager of Peer- 
Southern Music’s Montreal office. 

Heft succeeds Ron Napier of BMI 
(Canada) Ltd. 

Bruno Appalonio, of Ricordi & Co. 
has been appointed vice president of 
the Association. 

Heft is a native of Montreal and 
made a career as a musician there in 
the thirties. Before joining Peer- 
Southern’s Montreal office, he was gen- 
eral professional manager of Francis, 
Day and Hunter, a large London music 
publishing firm. 

The Canadian Music Publishers As- 
sociation was founded in 1950 for the 
purpose of providing a common ground 
on which Canadian music publishers 
could discuss their interests and as an 
ajd in promoting Canadian music and 
serving the musical needs of Cana- 
dians. It holds monthly general meet- 


ings and special ones as required. 
Interim work is carried on through the 
secretariat. 



Matt Heft 


'Morgen' Is '68 Dutch Entry In Eurovision Song Contest 


AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND — This 
year’s Dutch entry in the Eurovision 
Song Contest is called “Morgen.” The 
song will be sung by the American- 
born Dutch singer, Ronnie Tober, at 
the Contest in London, England’s Al- 
bert Hall on April 6. 

The melody of “Morgen” impressed 
Marcel Stellman of Decca-London and 
inspired him to make an English 
translation entitled “Some Day.” This 


version has also been recorded by 
Ronnie Tober. “Some Day” has also 
been recorded by the well known Blue 
Diamonds duo. A German version of 
“Morgen” is scheduled for release 
shortly. 

Publisher of “Morgen” is Editions 
Altona of Amsterdam. Deals for the 
foreign rights to the song have al- 
ready been made with the U.S., 
Britain and Germany. 


Capitol Inks 
Sugar Shoppe 

TORONTO, CANADA— Capitol Rec- 
ords has signed the Sugar Shoppe, a 
Canadian group, to a world-wide re- 
cording contract. 

Capitol became interested in the 
group, when Paul White, A&R direc- 
tor, for Capitol Records Ltd., (Can- 
ada) was so impressed with group’s 
potential that he advised Karl lnger- 
mann, head of Capitol’s A&R division 
in Hollywood. Ingermann came to 
Toronto to catch the group’s perform- 
ance, and negotiations to sign the 
group began immediately. 

The Sugar Shoppe includes two 
girls, Lee Harris and Laurie Hood, 
and two guys, Victor Garber and 
Peter Mann. Mann writes and ar- 
ranges the group’s material. The 
i Sugar Shoppe had a Canadian hit last 
summer with their first record re- 
lease, “Canada,” on the Arc label. 
Since then, they have played to large 
audiences throughout Ontario. 

The group will leave for Hollywood 


Gerry Bron To Rep 
Musicor In Europe 

NEW YORK — Musicor Records and 
its R&B affiliate, Dynamo Records, 
have made an agreement with Gerry 
Bron of Bron Artists Management of 
London, England, whereby Bron will 
represent both label’s artists and 
product in the European market. Art 
Talmadge, president of Musicor, an- 
nounced the agreement last week. 

Bron will direct all the personal 
appearances and activities of Musicor 
artists in England and on the conti- 
nent. He will also promote the play 
and help stimulate the sales of all 
current and future Musicor and Dy- 
namo releases, working closely in this 
endeavor with Musicor’s licensees and 
affiliates throughout Europe. 


shortly where they will record in 
Capitol studios with producer A1 De 
Lory. De Lory produced the Grammy 
Award-winning record “By The Time 
I Get To Phoenix” by Glen Campbell. 



A GRAND EVENT — A host of record personalities attended the “Grand 
Gala Du Disque 1968” in Amsterdam, Holland last week. Shown here are: 
(top left, from left to right) Evert Garretson (Polydor, Holland), James Last 
(Polydor, Germany), Heinz Voight (Deutsche Grammophone, Germany); (top 
right, from left to right) Hans Kellerman (Negram-Delta), Jack Hasling- 
huis (Phonogram), Gerry Oord (Bovema), Wim Brandsteder (Inelco): (mid- 
dle left, from left to right) U.S. soul group, the Four Tops; (middle right, 
from left to right) Mr. and Mrs. Van Zeeland (CNR), Gunter Braunlich 
(Teldee, Germany), Jaap Stamer (Phonogi’am Holland); (bottom left, from 
left to right) Rein Klaassen (Phonogram), Abi & Esther Ofarim, Jack Has- 
linghuis (Phonogram) ; (bottom right, from left to right) U.S. songstress 
Vikki Carr, Udo Jergens (Austria), American lark Nancy Wilson, and Neville 
Marten, European director of Cash Box (in the background is John Vis of 
Artone ) . 


Albie Venter: Records Are 
S. Africa’s New Gold Mine 


JOHANNESBURG, S.A. — Having 
recently returned from his fifth trip 
to Europe and America, Albie Venter 
of Brigadier Records in Johannesburg 
is convinced that “there is new and 
unexploited talent equal to the famous 
gold and diamond resources in South 
Africa today”. 

Venter visited major record firms to 
conclude licensing arrangements for 
his set of two LP’s “Human Heart 



Transplantation,” by Prof. Christiaan 
Barnard. The set was released simul- 
taneously in England by Decca and 
in North America by London Records 
on March 1. 

Local Artists Emerging 

“With today’s modern communica- 
tions, we are only hours away by jet 
flight from one extreme corner of the 
earth to the next. The world has be- 
come a small place. South African 
recordings have in the last two years 
made tremendous strides forward in 
technique. Homegrown artists have 
suddenly started climbing to the top 
of the best seller chai’ts and even fresh 
and catchy new repertoire has ema- 
nated from this area. The South Afri- 
can artists had a long and hard battle 
to make any impression on the local 
market. South Africa has always been 


one of the few exceptions where over- 
seas artists and music had a far 
greater impact than did local artists 
and repertoire. However, after a con- 
certed two year effort, local talent at 
last made a major breakthrough. 
Radio stations, motion picture firms 
and the buying public clamored for 
more local product. 

Major Artists 

“Major artists in South Africa to- 
day are people like popular tenor and 
movie star Gerhard Korsten (soon to 
be seen in the U.S.A. in his first major 
production, entitled “Hear My Sonig”) ; 
bandleader Dan Hill, who with his 
“Sounds Electronic” series has cap- 
tured the dance party market; country 
and western songstress and South 
African movie star Min Shaw; coun- 
try-style bandleader Dimpel Pretorius; 
ballad singers Pamela Dean and Lance 
James; and a new pop star called 
Quinsey. “The next logical step in our 
development is to introduce South 
Africa’s major stars to the world 
market. Their talent, if properly ex- 
ploited, could appeal internationally. 
It will probably take two to three 
years to establish South Africa’s 
major artists overseas. But we have 
waited so long that time no longer 
matters. In the coming years Brigadier 
will push local talent to its highest 
possible peak. We intend to turn Jo- 
hannesburg into another Nashville. 
We have the local market to test 
market our products ... a market 
which is probably the most cosmo- 
politan in the world. When a record 
succeeds in South Africa’s league of 
nations market, it will have a better 
than usual chance to succeed all over 
the world.” 

At a special function to be held at 
the studios of Cavalier films in Johan- 
nesburg on March 15, Gerhard Kor- 
sten will be presented with a gold disk 
for sales of four million copies on four 
disks — his soundtrack of “Hear My 
Song” and his popular-style LP’s, 
“Erika,” “Born To Sing” and “Al- 
ways.” Korsten will be the first artist 
Brigadier launches on the overseas 
market. 


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Finland 

“Kun kello kay” (When The Clock Ticks), composed by Esko Linnavalli, is 
Finland’s contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest in Albert Hall, London, 
next April. “Kissankellojen aikaan” (In The Time Of Bluebells), composed 
by Ake Granholm, came second. The former was performed by Kristina Hautala 
and the second by Johnny, both artists recording for the Scandia label here. 
Miss Hautala will also reprsented Finland in London. 

Osmo A. Ruuskanen, sales manager of Oy Finnlevy, to Stockholm for the 
Scandinavian Philips meeting. While in Stockholm, he’s also planning biz talks 
with Geoffrey Bridge and Harry Castle of Pye Records. 

Norway 

Local Song Festival here has created plenty of noise during the last week. 
The winning song, composed by Kari Neegaard, was supposed to represent 
Norway in Albert Hall in London next April, but since some people pointed out 
that the tune sounded too much like “Summer Holiday,” a tune made known by 
Cliff Richard, Miss Neegaard withdrew her song from public performances. 
“Stress,” written and composed by Thor Hultin and Ola B. Johannessen, the 
song that ended at second spot in the Song Festival here a week ago, has now 
been selected to represent Norway in London. 

Sweden 

Sweden’s local Song Festival took place last Saturday with the winning tune 
representing Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in Albert Hall, April 6th. 
Ten songs appeared in the competition and eleven juries all over Sweden gave 
their votes for what they liked most. The result was a victory for a tune in 
teenage pop style, probably the first time Sweden ever elected a song of this 
type. “Det har borjar verka karlek, banne mej” (This Looks Like Love, Damn 
It), written and composed by Peter Himmelstrand and performed by RCA 
Victor recording artist Claes Goran Hederstrom. Himmelstrand is show biz 
journalist in evening paper Expressen here and has already noted considerable 
success as composer of pop tunes. Hederstrom will represent Sweden in London. 
For a change, the result of the local song competition seems to have satisfied 
everybody, at least has none of the traditional criticism against the juries 
been seen or heard. Second came “Du ar en varvind i april” (You’re Like The 
Winds Of Spring In April) by Staffan Ehrling and Bo-Goran Edling. Two 
tunes ended at the same points at third spot, both written and composed by 
Peter Himmelstrand. Second tune was performed by Metronome recording 
Svante Thuresson, with Towa Carson (RCA Victor) and Mona Wessman 
(RCA Victor) performing the two tunes ending at third spot. Grammofon AB 
Electra reports that they expect to have the recording of the tunes at the 
market on March 25th. 

Recent releases from AB Philips-Sonora include Sven-Eric & Bohemias on 
Philips with “She’s Yum Yum” and “A Portrait Of My Love” in Swedish. 

Svante Thuresson and Siw Malmkvist on Metronome has done “Cinderella 
Rockefella” and “Where Are The Words” in Swedish. 


Denmark's Best Sellers 


This Last Weeks 
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11 Sussy Moore (Lollipops /Polydor) No publisher 

4 Judy In Disguise (John Fred & His Playboy Band/Cali- 
fornia) American Songs AB, Sweden 
4 Kaerlighed er ingen leg (Gitte Hasnning/HMV) 

3 She’s A Rainbow (Rolling Stones /Decca) Musikforlaget 
Essex AB, Sweden 

1 Mighty Quinn (Manfred Mann/Fontana) 

3 Words (Bee Gees /Polydor) Dacapo Musikforlag, Denmark 

12 Romeo and Julia (Peggy March/RCA Victor) Sweden Music 
AB, Sweden 


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2 The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde (Georgie Fame/CBS) 
Dacapo Musikforlag, Denmark 

6 La Bostella (Svend Nicolaisen/Tono) Multitone A/S, 
Denmark 

4 Thank U Very Much (Scaffold/Parlophone) 


Norway's Best Sellers 


This Last Weeks 
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Lofgren/ Metronome) Arne Bendiksen A/S, Norway 
Mighty Quinn (Manfred Mann/Fontana) Sonora Musikfor- 
lags AB, Sweden 

Under ditt parasoll (Sven-Ingvars/Svensk- American) Seven 
Brothers Music Inc. /Edition Odeon, Sweden 
Judy In Disguise (John Fred & His Playboy Band/Califor- 
nia) American Songs AB, Sweden 
Bend Me, Shape Me (Amen Corner/Deram) 

Love Is Blue (Paul Mauriat/ Philips) 

Words (Bee Gees/Polydor) Sonora Musikforlags AB 
Sweden 

Alle kluter til (Ole Ellefsaster/ Columbia) 

Everlasting Love (Love Affair/CBS) 

The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde (Georgie Fame/CBS) 
Sonora Musikforlags AB, Sweden 


Hot new local talent Johnny Farnham, who is under exclusive contract to 
EMI (released on their Columbia label), has his new single out. Topside is a 
revival of the real oldie “Underneath The Arches” which dates back to around 
1932. It was originally a big success for the English duet team of Flanagan & 
Allen; Bud Flanagan wrote the song. The “B” side of the new Farnham single 
is “Friday Kind of Monday.” Johny Farnham rose to great heights here with - 
his very first release, “Sadie, The Cleaning Lady,” which is still our number 
one hit this week — for the seventh week in a row. Not a bad achievement for a 
young guy who was a plumber’s assistant about 3 months ago. Farnham’s 
discs are produced by EMI staff producer, David Mackay. 

Farnham already has a gold record for sales of “Sadie” when it reached the 
50,000 mark here. It is now quite likely that it could be up for another “goldie” 
because sales are now nearing the coveted 100,000 mark. 

Norman Whiteley Holdings Pty. Ltd. and associated companies have moved 
offices. They are now located at 100 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 1 
2000; the phone number remains the same at 29/1050; and cable code is Abisong, 
Sydney. Companies affected by the change are Abigail Music, Penjane Music,. 
Dratleaf Music, Pamper Music of Australia, Planetary-Nom, and Paul Wayne 
Music. Two of these companies control the Australian publishing rights to the 
compositions of the Bee Gees. 

Northern Songs have been very quick to place a restriction on play of the 
new single by the Beatles, “Lady Madonna” and “The Inner Light.” The record 
is expected to be issued here within the next three weeks, and should, of course, 
be another giant for the team. 

Local group the Town Criers are on the Astor label with “Everlasting Love.” 
The deck was produced by Geoff Edelesten. Also on Astor are the local husband/ * 
wife team of Anne & Johnny Hawker with their version of “Cinderella 
Rockefella.” 

Dermot Hoy, professional manager of T.M. Music (Australia) Pty. Limited 
(part of the Belinda family in this area), is beating the drum in favor of 
“Things” by Nancy Sinatra & Dean Martin on Reprise. As part of the promo- 
tion, Dermot mailed out a whole bundle of “things” ranging from fuse-wire - 
through to a comb. 

RCA have issued the new single by Sally Field (“The Flying Nun” girl) 
which carries “Golden Days” and “The Louder I Sing, The Braver I Get.” The 
television show is runing here now which could be a big factor in this single 
getting off-the-ground. 

Harry Mauger, factory manager at Astor Records’ plant, advises that the < 
company has installed the very latest and best in cutting heads for the pro- 
duction of masters. It is the Tel-Dec cutter which was produced by the Tel-Dec „ 
people in conjunction with the Neumann Company in Germany. Harry says the 
new cutter produces a cleaner wide-range sound at high level without sign of 
stress or overload. 


Australia's Best Sellers 


1 *Sadie, The Cleaning Lady (Johnny Farnham — Columbia) Leeds Music. 

2 Bottle of Wine (The Fireballs — Stateside) Essex Music. 

3 A Different Drum (Stone Poneys — Capitol) Screen Gems/ Columbia. 

4 Woman, Woman (Union Gap — CBS) Acuff-Rose. 

5 Judy In Disguise (John Fred — Festival) Jewel Music. 

6 Love Is Blue (Paul Mauriat— Philips) Leeds Music. 

7 Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde (Georgie Fame — CBS). 

8 Simon Says (1910 Fruitgum Co-Astor). 

9 You Only Live Twice (Nancy Sinatra — Reprise) Tu-Con Music. 

10 Tin Soldier (Small Faces — Stateside) M.C.P.S. 

* Locally produced record. 

Great Britain's Best Sellers 


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5 Cinderella Rockefella — Esther & Abi Ofarim (Philips) 
Rondor 

4 * Legend Of Xanadu — Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 
(Fontana) Lynn T 

7 Mighty Quinn — Manfred Mann (Fontana) Feldman 

3 * Rosie — -Don Partridge (Columbia) Essex 

4 *Fire Brigade — The Move (Regal-Zonophone) Essex 

2 *Jennifer Juniper — Donovan (Pye) Donovan 

7 Bend Me Shape Me — Amen Corner (Deram) Carlin 

5 *Pictures Of Matchstick Men — Status Quo (Pye) Valley 

7 She Wears My Ring — Solomon King (Columbia) Acuff- 
Rose 

3 Green Tambourine — Lemon Pipers (Pye) Kama Stura 

8 Darlin’ — Beach Boys (Capitol) Immediate 
2 *Delilah — Tom Jones (Decca) Donna 

1 The Dock Of The Bay — -Otis Reading (Stax) Carlin 

6 *Words — Bee Gees (Polydor) Abigail 

7 *Suddenly You Love Me — The Tremeloes (CBS) Skidmore 
Everlasting Love — The Love Affair (CBS) Peter Maurice 
Gimme Little Sign — Brenton Wood (Liberty) Metric 

*Me The Peaceful Heart — Lulu (Columbia, Bron 
*Back On My Feet Again — The Foundations (Pye) Welbeck/ - 
Schroeder 

*Am I That Easy To Forget — Englebert Humperdinck - 
(Decca) Palace 

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1 El Impacto — Palito Ortega (RCA) 

2 Presenta Los Exitos— Lafayette (CBS) 

3 Los Hits En Castellano — Adamo (Odeon) 

4 Hablame — Los Panchos (CBS) 

8 A Mi Amor Con Amor — Armando Manzanero (RCA) 

6 Llegaron — Bovea (RCA) 

7 La Copa Rota — Jose Feliciano (RCA) 

5 Pata Pata — Miriam Makeba (Reprise) 

9 Ritmo De Locura — Cuarteto Imperial (CBS) 

— Rosamel 68 — Rosamel Araya (Disc Jockey) 


1 Diana Ross And The Supremes 6 

(Tamla Motown) 

2 John Wesley Harding — Bob Dylan 7 
(CBS) 

3 The Sound Of Music — Soundtrack 8 
(RCA) 

4 Four Tops Greatest Hits — Four 9 
Tops (Tamla Motown) 

5 13 Smash Hits — Tom Jones 10 
(Decca) 


British Chartbusters — Various •* 

(Tamla Motown) 

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club y 
Band — The Beatles (Parlophone) 
History Of Otis Reading — Otis A 
Reading (Stax) 

Breakthrough — Various (Studio > 
Two-EMI) 

Val Doonican Rocks But Gently — 
Val Doonican (Pye) 

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CARNAVAL (Mardi Gras) is over and most of the normal activities of the 
, r recording companies are resumed. During that short and active period many 
foreigners visited the country and this will probably have some influence in the 
promotion of Brazilian popular music in the countries where they came from 
and returned to. For instance, Eddy Barclay of the French Disques Barclay 
stated that he will take along many of the numbers he heard during the festival 
fjto be published and recorded in France. 

The accent is still on “internationalization” for Brazil. After the great success 
fof Roberto Carlos and Elis Regina in Italy (San Remo) and France (MIDEM), 
new hopes are arising for the Brazilian artist outside the country. As a matter 
*of fact, Elis Regina is again on her way to France, this time to appear at the 
famous Olympia de Paris where she will appear for 21 days. 

Roberto Carlos is hosting his partner in the successful San Remo Fest — 
Italian chanter-composer Sergio Endrigo is coming to Brazil and will be pre- 
sented together with the teen idol from Brazil in several TV programs and 
personal appearances. 

pi Another group of Brazilian artists is leaving to conquer new audiences, in 
Japan: chantress Elizete Cardoso, swinging “sambista” Germano Matias, 
j jfamous instrumental group Zimbo Trio and international Brazilian teen-group 
Os Incriveis. 

^ Samba queen Elza Soares, after a very successful presentation in the Waldorf 
Astoria in New York, sends news of an even more successful tour in Mexico 
City where she will stay another couple of weeks. From there, she will return to 
'“Brazil for a few days, thence Buenos Aires where she will represent Brazil in 
the “First Festival Of Latin Music In The World” together with chantress 

* Claudia. Maestro Pocho will direct five of the 25 countries entering the contest 
I organized by Italian impresario Pietro Bonino. 

* Two artists of the Chantecler recording company are enjoying success in 
Argentina: Geysa Celeste is appearing in TV and clubs there, having even 

(yappeared in the film “La Culpa,” while Os Demonios Da Garoa were pacted 
for the Carnival festivities in that country as well and have scored great 
1 success. 

CBS do Brasil is preparing the transfer of most of the company’s activities to 
i Sao Paulo. The recording studio will remain in Rio for a short time and then 
a completely new one will be built in Sao Paulo. 

4 Jose Scantena, who was once President and owner of Discos RGE, is ready 
to inaugurate his new recording studios in Sao Paulo which will be probably 
.^one of the best in South America. Besides the recording studios, installations 
are also being prepared to record full video tape programs for the first time 
in Brazil. 

E.M.B.I. announces that the pubbery has signed a contract with Brazilian 
^showman Chico Anisio, who is also a well-known composer, to represent his 
| compositions here and abroad. Most of his compositions are penned together 
'with Nonato Buzar: “Horizonte,” “Fim,” “Frevo De Ficar,” “Ordem Do Dia,” 
^“Razao De Cantar,” “Sol E Sol,” “Voce Nao Existe.” 


Brazil's Best Sellers 


This Last 
Week Week 

*Canzone Per Te (Fermata) Roberto Carlos/CBS; Sergio Endrigo/ 
Fermata 

Pata Pata (Vitale) Miriam Makeba/Reprise — CBD 
San Francisco (Vitale) Scott McKenzie/CBS — Columbia 
Hello, Goodbye (Fermata) The Beatles/Odeon 
*Samba Do Crioulo Doido (n.p.) Quarteto Em Cy/Elenco; Demonios 
da Garoa/ Chantecler 

Lonely (n.p.) Lovin’ Spoonful/Kama Stura— -Rozenblit 
Aranjuez, Mon Amour (n.p.) Lafayette /CBS; Richard Anthony/ 
Odeon 

*Pr’A Nunca Mais Chorar (RCA) Vanusa/RCA Victor 
*Eu Te Amarei (RCA) Mauro Sergio/RCA Victor 
*Eu Gostava Muito De Voce, Sabe? (Arlequim) Roberto Barreiros/ 
Chantecler 

*Eu Daria A Minha Vida (Genial) Roberto Carlos/CBS 
Massachusetts (Fermata) Bee Gees/Polydor — CBD 
* Carolina (Arlequim) Chico Buarque/RGE; Cynara & Cybele/CBS; 
Doris Monteiro/Odeon 

Free Again (Fermata) Barbra Streisand /CBS; Jack Jones/Kapp- 
Rozenblit 

A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Fermata) Procol Harum/London— Odeon 
Georgia On My Mind (Vitale) The Uniques/Paula Records 
Solidao (Notas Magicas) Joelma/ Chantecler 
Malayisha (n.p.) Miriam Makeba/Reprise — CBD 
*Chorando Por Alguem (RCA) Sebastiao Costa/RCA Victor 


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1 *Em Ritmo De Aventura — Roberto Carlos/CBS 

2 *A Banda Do Canecao — Canecao Brass Band/Polydor-CBD 

3 *Ale Gria Alegria — Wilson Simonal/Odeon 

6 *Eu Te Amo Mesmo Assim — Martinha/AU-Rozenblit 
5 *As 12 Mais Da Juventude — Os Carbonos /Beverly 

4 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band — The Beatles/Odeon 

7 *Obrigado Querida — Agnaldo Timoteo/Odeon 

8 *0 Realejo — Chico Buarque de Hollanda/RGE 

10 *As 14 Mais, Vol. 20 — Several Brazilian Artists/CBS 

9 Revisited — Johnny Rivers/RCA Victor 

— I Was Made To Love Her — Stevie Wonder/Tamla-Rozenblit 

— America — Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass /A&M-Fermata 


This Last Weeks 
Week Week On Charts 

12 6 * Canzone: Don Backy (Amico), Adriano Celentano (Clan) 

Published by Clan 

6 *Casa Bianca: Marisa Sannia (Fonit Cetra) ; Ornella Vanoni 
(Ariston) Published by El & Chris 
6 *Canzone Per Te: Sergio Endrigo (Fonit Cetra), Roberto 
Carlos (CBS Italiana) Published by Usignolo 
6 *La Tramontana: Antoine (SAAR); Gianni Pettenati (Fonit 
Cetra) Published by Sugarmusic/MAS 
6 *Deborah: Wilson Pickett (RIFI) Published by RIFI Music 
6 *Quando M’lnnamoro: Anna Identici (Ariston); The Sand- 
pipers (Sugarmusic) Published by Sugarmusic 
6 *Un Uomo Piange Solo Per Amore: Little Tony (Durium) 
Published by Ariston 

6 *Gli Occhi Miei: Dino (RCA Italiana) ; Wilma Goich (Ricordi) 
Published by Ricordi) 

3 *L’Ora Dell’Amore: I Camaleonti (CBS Italiana) Published 
by Sugarmusic 

4 *La Siepe: A1 Bano (EMI Italiana) Published by EMI 
Italiana 

3 *Siesta: Bobby Solo (Ricordi) Published by El & Chris 
6 *Da Bambino: I Giganti (RIFI), Massimo Ranieri (CGD) 
Published by El & Chris 

2 *Vengo Anch’io, No, Tu No: Enzo Jannacci (RCA Italiana) 
Published by RCA Italiana 

— 1 *Nel Cuore, Nell’Anima: Equipe 84 (Ricordi) Published by 
Ricordi 

— 1 Yesterday: Ray Charles (EMI Italiana) Published by EMI 
Italiana 

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Words (Bee Gees/Polydor) (Basart/ Amsterdam) 

Mighty Quinn (Manfred Mann /Fontana) (Ed. Anagon/Heemstede) 
De Kat Van Ome Willem (Wim Sonneveld/ Philips) 

Mien Waar Is Mijn Feestneus (Toon Hermans/Relax) (Ed. Free- 
tone / Amsterdam) 

It’s The End (Buffoons /Imperial) (Impala-Basart/Amsterdam) 
Pictures Of Matehstick Men (Status Quo/Pye) (Leeds Holland- 

Bo / A TV) ctpvtljlTYI ^ 

The Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding /Atlantic) (Arena-Holland/ 
Amsterdam) 

Nights In White Satin (Moody Blues/Deram) (Essex Holland-Ba- 
sart/ Amsterdam) 

Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde (Georgie Fame/CBS) (Bospel Music/ 
Amsterdam) 

I Get So Excited (Equals/President) (Kassner-Altona/ 


Amsterdam) 


Argentina's Best Sellers 


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1 Pata Pata (Odeon); Miriam Makeba (Music Hall); Jacko Zeller, 
Cuatro Brillantes (CBS); Zaima Beleno (Odeon); Los Venetos 
(Disc Jockey) 

3 Canzone Per Te (Fermata) Roberto Carlos (CBS); Sergio Endrigo 
(Fermata) ; Elio Roca (Polydor) 

2 Lo Copa Rota — Jose Feliciano (RCA) ; Rosamel Araya (Disc 
Jockey) 

4 La Pata Pela — Bovea (RCA); Tropical Combo (Music Hall) 

6 Suddenly You Love Me — The Tremeloes (CBS) 

10 Judy In Disguise — Anthony Swete, Barbara & Dick (RCA) 

5 *E1 Rey Lloro (Fermata) Los Gatos (RCA) 

7 *Despues De La Guerra (Melograf); Sandro (CBS) 

8 The Last Waltz — Engelbert Humperdinck (Odeon); Mireilleu 
Mathieu, Raymond Lefevre (Disc Jockey); Caravelli (CBS); Elio 
Roca (Polydor) 

11 Massachusetts — Bee Gees (Polydor) 

9 The Letter (Relay); Los Walkers (Music Hall); Box Tops 
(Odeon); Mindbenders (Philips); Johnny (RCA) 

— Malaysia— Miriam Makeba (Music Hall); Barbara & Dick (RCA) 

16 La Burrita — Los Wawanco (Odeon); Tropical Combo (Music Hall) 

12 *Quiero Llenarme De Ti (Melograf); Sandro (CBS); Jacko Zeller, 

Hernan Figueroa Reyes (CBS); Cinco Latinos (Quinto); King 
Klave (Polydor); Los Tahures (Odeon); Silvia del Rio (Erato) 

20 Hablame — Los Panchos (CBS) 

13 The Rain, The Park And Other Things — Cowsills (MGM) 

14 Cuando Sali De Cuba (Korn); Luis Aguile (CBS); Juan Ramon 
(RCA) 

17 *Yo Tengo La Culpa — Palito Ortega (RCA) 

18 Esta Tarde Vi Llover (Relay); Armando Manzanero (RCA); Olga 
Guillot (Music Hall); King Klave (Polydor); Cuatro Brillantes 
(CBS) 

— A1 Ponerse El Sol — Raphael (Music Hall) 

* Local 


Brazil's Top Five Compacts 


1 1 *Em Ritmo De Aventura, Vol. 1 — Roberto Carlos/CBS 

2 2 *Minha Primeira De Silusao — Silvinha/ Odeon 

3 4 Aranjuez, Mon Amour — Richard Anthony/Odeon 

4 3 Anna — The Beatles/Odeon 

5 5 The Tracks Of My Tears — Johnny Rivers/RCA Victor 

* Original Brazilian Copyright & Recording 


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s~ — Compatible 

Ever since the birth of the stereophonic jukebox, mu- 
sic operators have been hoopin’ & hollerin’ tor stereo 
singles from the record manufacturers, in order to afford 
their location customers the advantages of the new 
sound dimension. Pleas have usually been frustrated, 
as we all know, principally because the cost of stereo 
recording and pressing appeared to be prohibitive, if 
the music operator was the only market available. Now, 
however, the current movement in the record industry 
toward total stereo album production is beginning to 
sweep in the 45rpm single as well. 

The advent of both the Holzer and Columbia systems 
(designed to produce what is commonly termed “com- 
patible stereo’’), now enables the music industry to 
produce records which can be played with equal clarity 
on both mono and stereo units. The cost of pressing 
the “compatible” groove on the disk is negligible, if 
any (now that virtually all recordings are made on stereo 
tape). Therefore, the recent announcements by such 
labels as Buddah, ABC, Elektra that all future singles 
will be the compatible product (with others expected 



Stereo Singles 


to make the move before the month is out) is most 
pleasant to the music operator. 

Buddah’s Neil Bogart is backing up his total stereo 
singles effort with an intensive point-of-purchase pro- 
motion program (promo display packages are now avail- 
able to both retail stores and one-stops) to boost the con- 
cept. In cooperation with Sterling Title, Buddah singles 
will now be heralded on the jukebox with a special 
‘Stereo’ strip. Rounding out his promotional punch, 
Bogart has added the names of every MOA member 
firm to Buddah’s complimentary mailing list, affording 
these operators with regular samples of the label’s new 
releases. 

No price change has been indicated by any of these 
labels for the compatible disks. Surely, if the cost of 
producing stereo parallels mono, there remains scant 
reason why the record business at large cannot begin 
giving the operator what he’s begged for these many 
years. It also behooves the operator to pick up the ball, 
now that it’s finally rolling. 












Philly Ops Crowd Rosen Showroom to See New Rowe Phono 



A FULL HOUSE turned out Sunday, March 9th 
for the “happening” at the showroom of David 
Rosen, Inc., Philadelphia area distributors for 
Rowe AMI. And the “happening” was the first 
showing of the new Rowe AMI Music Master 
juke box, along with all the other Rowe vending 
equipment. Every room at the Rosen headquart- 
ers, bulged with operators who came from the 
entire area — Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern 
New Jersey, Delaware, and Eastern Maryland. 


Pleased with the new Rowe AMI machine are 
(left to right) Bud Costello, of the Rosen, Inc., 
sales staff; Harry Webberking, Webberking 
Amusement Co., Scranton, Penna. ; Leo Craw- 
ford, of the Rosen sales staff; and Ezette T. 
Jones, Southeast Amusement Corp., West Chest- 
er, Pa. 


The fine features of the new Rowe AMI ma- 
chine are explained by David Weiss (left), of 
the Rosen, Inc., sales staff, to (left to right) 
Irv Goodman, Goodman Vending Co., Reading, 
Pa.; Frank DiSalvio, Arrow Vending Co., 
Camden, N. J.; Tom McClellan, Arrow Vending 
Co., Camden, N. J.; and Robert Gootee, CR 
Amusement Co., Laurel, Del. 


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CHICAGO — -D. Gottlieb & Company 
) has announced that their latest amuse- 
ment game ‘Spin Wheel’ can now be 
,, seen in the showrooms of their fine 
group of Gottlieb Games distributors, 
f ‘Spin Wheel’, is a four-player flip- 
per game that introduces a new con- 
cept in scoring and sound whereby 
the spining arrow and ‘whizzer’ sound 
is expected to create quite a lot of ex- 
' citing action. 

When the spinning arrow, located 
in the lightbox, is combined with the 
‘whizzer’ sound effect, from 50 to 500 
* points register in the colorful back 
glass. Also on this combination, play- 
ers will be awarded the ‘shoot again’ 

i feature. 

The whizzer arrow is activated 
either by maneuvering the ball into 
i the lighted hole, the side kick-outs 
or the bottom rollovers. 

By scoring five kick-out holes con- 
secutively— the center targets are 
lighted alternately for 500 points — 
100 points for the top targets and 
super scores for the pop bumpers. 

This new Gottlieb game has all the 
qualities of a surefire money-maker. 
‘Spin-Wheel’ can be seen and tested at 
^ the Gottlieb distributor in your area. 


New York Licenses 
Cigarette Operators 

In an attempt to wipe out the boot- 
l legging problem that has been plagu- 
ing the cigarette industry in New 
[ York City, the Finance Commission 
has enacted a new licensing system. 
The new system is seen as the most 
> promising weapon against bootleg- 
ging (sale of untaxed cigarettes to 
the public) to come along yet, and 
should check the drain of lost vending 
I and retail sales as well as boost the 
city’s tax revenues. 

V The new wholesalers license (which 
is required for any firm having a hand 
, in cigarette sales in the City), will be 
* an annual affair, expiring on January 
31st of each year. The first year’s 
license, according to city officials, 
must be obtained by March 17th. The 
fee is $10.00. 

License forms have been sent to 
those affected by the new regulation. 
Applicants can indicate whether they 
il» desire a jobber- sub jobber license, a 

( vending machine operator’s license, or 
both — for the same $10.00 fee. As the 
application phrased it, “all jobbers, 
II sub-jobbers, ‘cash and carry’ whole- 
salers, manufacturers’ representatives 
i and all other persons selling cigarettes 
to anyone other than the ultimate 
consumer are required to have a job- 
1 ber-sub jobber type license; anyone 
j operating a vending machine business 
r 1 is required to have a vending machine 
1 operator type licence.” Those operat- 
■J ing both as a jobber or subjobber and 
(Continued on page 103) 

f 


MOA Board Convenes in D. C; Senators Visited; 
Board Realigned; Convention Committees Named 


MOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



MOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS' — (Top row, left to right) Collins, Ayers, Hop- 
kins, LeStourgeon, Hullinger, Garrett, Rooney, Keels, Montooth, (and up top) 
Schnaffer and Wallace. (Second row from top) Nichols, Nims, Barker, Fleish- 
man, Bess, Mullins, Bishop, Storino, Pavesi, Mohr, Jost, Leonard, Taksen, 
Shinn (below him) Trucano and Masters. (Third row) Hutzler, Anderson, 
Witsen, Denver, Glass, Keyes and Walker. (Front row) de LaViez, Ptacek, 
Ellis, Tolisano, Cannon, Fabiano, Wingrave, Greco and Fred Granger. 


WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Board of 
Directors of Music Operators of Amer- 
ica met here in the Nation’s Capitol 
on March 10, 11 and 12th to discuss 
plans for the 1968 MOA Convention, 
to push thru a new plan on the elec- 
tion of board members and meet with 
state senators to discuss the copyright 
revision bill. 

MOA’s executive vice-president Fred 
Granger said that, “everyone here feels 
that this was the best board of direc- 
tors meeting in the history of MOA 
— it was well attended and the spirit 
was very, very high.” 

Perhaps the most important admin- 
istrative accomplishment to take place 
in Washington was the decision by the 
board of directors to change their sys- 
tem of electing board members. 

MOA President, Billy Cannon said 
of the change, “our main concern with 
changing the system is to firmly es- 
tablish procedures for our future. 
MOA has made such tremendous pro- 
gress in the past few years — we have 
grown into a mature, responsible asso- 
ciation and I am grateful to MOA 
members and officers for their fine en- 
thusiasm — the results of which will 
be evident at the 1968 Convention.” 

Commenting on the new election 
procedure, Granger said, “In past 
years MOA has never had a system 
for rotation of board of director mem- 
bers. This new system could be termed 
as a very important and significant 
move on the part of MOA and indi- 
cates that the association has finally 
emerged as a professional one and 
one with dignity.” 

“We will place the new system into 
operation immediately,” Granger went 
on to say, “whereby board members 
will serve a 3-year term — then he 
must go off the board for at least one 


year before he is eligible to serve 
again. There will be 10 new directors 
elected each year for 3 year terms 
and we will eventually have a boax’d 
of director membership of 80. 

“It’s nothing more than a rotation 
system and will give good new people 
a chance to serve that should — we have 
also changed the system of electing 
vice presidents. In the past we have 
always had 10 — we reduced that to 9 
and each year we will elect three new 
ones and three will go off,” Fred added. 


Cannon appealed to the board of di- 
rectors to make significant changes in 
the MOA Awards, of which many fully 
agree with Cannon that, “the present. 
Awards ar not concrete enough — we 
are interested in increasing their pres- 
tige.” 

The 1968 Convention was also dis- 
cussed at this mid-year confab held in 
the Washington Hilton Hotel. This 
year’s show is expected to be even 
bigger than the 1967 show, which was 
(Continued on page 107) 


Modified 'Periscope' Unit Released by SEGA Ent. 


TOKYO — SEGA Enterprises is now in 
full production on a single unit PER- 
ISCOPE game which is a greatly mod- 
ified version of their internationally 
popular 3-unit Periscope. The new, 
compact model reportedly retains all 
the best features of the larger sub- 
marine simulator which has become 
an industry classic since it was pio- 
neered by SEGA. 

“The prototype of the original 8- 
unit Periscope astounded operators 
with its income potential when it was 
first placed on location several years 
ago” according to SEGA director 
David Rosen. Preliminary location 
testing of the latest single unit Per- 
iscope at selected sites in Asia and 
Europe have found operators equally 
enthusiastic about performance fig- 
ures, he advised. 

Production models feature a new 
visual explosion effect on the panara- 
mic lighted background, and a “bone- 
jarring” blast when the audible and 



visual torpedo smashes into and cap- 
sizes the moving 3-dimensional war- 
ship target. SEGA started the trend 


towai'd more realism in sound effects 
several years ago. 

The authentic sound effects and 
colorful pyrotechnics lend the unit a 
special appeal since all the action 
can be observed by the player and a 
crowd of spectators. This stimulates 
continuous play. The rapid-fire action 
takes place over a relatively short 
time period to assure greater income 
per unit. A torpedo lights up on the 
back score glass for each shot fired. 
A picture of a sinking ship lights up 
for every hit scored and the total ton- 
nage sunk is shown. 

A special advantage of the new 
single unit model Periscope is that it 
may be placed in locations where there 
is limited space. Alternatively, 5 or 6 
single units may be lined up in a bank. 
The new game is 7 feet high, 4 feet 
wide and 8% feet deep. 

According to Rosen, release of the 
single unit Periscope at this time is 
illustrative of the firm’s policy of 
bringing out 4 or 5 new games a year. 



David Rosen, Managing Director, addressing the first ses- Managers of 38 SEGA branches in Japan take notes on 

sion of SEGA’s 2-day All-Japan business conference and the new equipment being introduced at seminar (see C B, 

seminar. Operations Division Director, John Kano is at March 13th issue), 
left and Amusement Games and Phonograph Department 
Head, K. Taguchi is at right. 


Cash Box — March 23, 1968 


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CiisliBox 


Top 700 
Chart Guide 


The following list is compiled from the current 
Cash Box Top 100 Chart. The new chart addi- 
tions are in numerical order as they broke 
onto the Top 100. 


21 Lady Madonna* 

The Beatles (Cap 2138) 


67 Sherry Don't Go* 

The Lettermen (Cap 2132) 


68 100 Years* 

Nancy Sinatra (Reprise 0670) 


74 You've Still Got A Place In My Heart* 

Dean Martin (Reprise 0672) 


78 Cowboys To Girls* 

Intruders (Gamble 214) 


80 Call Me Lightning* 

The Who (Decca 32288) 


83 Honey* 

Bobby Goldsboro (UA 50283) 


87 Unknown Soldier* 

The Doors (Elektra 628) 


91 Show Time 

Detroit Emeralds (Ric Tic 153) 


93 Red, Red Wine 
Dean Martin (Reprise 0672) 


95 She'll Be There 

Vikki Carr (Liberty 56026) 


96 I Found You 

Frankie Laine (ABC 11057) 


97 In Some Time 

Ronnie Dove (Diamond 240) 


99 I Love You 

People (Capitol 2078) 


100 Baby Please Don't Go 

Amboy Dukes (Mainstream 676) 


Indicates chart bullet 



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CttshBox Location Programming Guide 


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Adult Locations 


SURVEY LEADERS 


LONELY IS THE NAME (3:14) 


SAMMY DAVIS JR. 


Flash, Bang, Wallop! (2:39) Reprise 0673 


FOLLOW-UP 


WIND SONG (2:18) 


WES MONTGOMERY 


Goin' On To Detroit (3:10) A&M 916 


STRONG POTENTIAL 


TRY TO REMEMBER (3:09) 


ANITA BRYANT 


My Cup Runneth Over (2:30) Columbia 44471 


ALONG ABOUT NOW (2:26) 


FRANK CHACKSFIELD 


Sabor Flamenco (2:40) London 20036 


SOME SWEET TOMORROW (2:50) 


KAY STARR 


My Melancholy Baby (3:10) ABC 11049 



VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS (2:29) 


JOHN DAVIDSON 


Flame (2:20) Columbia 44478 


WHEN WILL I LEARN (3:09) 


NICK PALMER 


Look At Him (Quel Momento) (2:36) RCA 9486 


WORLD WITHOUT LOVE (2:32) 


DIAHANN CARROLL 


I'll Be Around (3:15) Columbia 44477 


Specialty 


TAVERN TUNE 


BURY THE BOTTLE WITH ME (2:50) 


BURL IVES 


That's Where My Baby Used To Be (2:26) Decca 32282 


LOCATION STANDARD 


ANNIVERSARY SONG (2:07) 


THE NEW VAUDEVILLE BAND 


The Bonnie & Clyde (2:50) Fontana 1612 


LATIN 


JOHNNY'S BOOGALOO (3:10) 


JOHNNY ZAMOT 


Harlem Boogaloo (3:08) Decca 21038) 


BRAZILIAN 


DELICIOSAMENTE (2:10) 
BRAZILIAN MUSIC BOX (1:21) 


SYLVIO FLORY 


Dora Bonita (2:08); Brazilian Lullaby (2:55) Dora 103 




Teen Locations 


SURVEY LEADERS 


THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER (2:51) 


THE DOORS 


We Could Be So Good Together (2:25) Elektra 45628 


LOOK TO YOUR SOUL (3:00) 


JOHNNY RIVERS 


Look To Your Soul Imperial 66286 


MONY MONY (2:45) 


TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS 


One Two Three And I Fell (2:32) Roulette 7008 


FOLLOW-UP 


GOODBYE BABY (2:57) 


TOMMY BOYCE & BOBBY HART 


Where Angeles Go, Trouble Follows (1:59) A&M 919 


FEELINGS (2:50) 


THE GRASSROOTS 


Here's Where You Belong (3:10) Dunhill 4129 


R&B 


FOLLOW-UP 


BABY YOU'RE SO RIGHT FOR ME (2:30) 


BRENDA & THE TABULATIONS 


To The One I Love (2:30) Dionn 507 


FUNKY WALK (Part 1— East 2:58) 


DYKE & THE BLAZERS 


Funky Walk (Part 11 — West 2:27) Original Sound 79 


STRONG POTENTIAL 


SO FINE 


IKE & TINA 


So Blue Over You Innis 6667 


SHADOW OF YOUR LOVE (Stereo) 


FIVE STAIRSTEPS 


Bad News (Stereo) Buddah 35 


c&w 


SURVEY LEADERS 


HOLDING ON TO NOTHING (2:26) 


PORTER WAGONER & DOLLY PARTON 


Just Between You & Me (2:18) RCA 9490 


FOLLOW-UP 


TAKE ME ALONG WITH YOU (2:43) 


VAN TREVOR 


Guitar (2:38) Date 1594 


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SURVEY LEADER — The heading 'Survey Leader' refers to those artists 
and groups whose record releases normally enjoy healthy play on coin- 
operated phonographs (as determined by the Cash Box Operator Sur- 
vey). New single releases by Survey Leaders, therefore, present the 
most promising programming material for jukebox locations. 


FOLLOW-UP — The 'Follow-Up' title refers to artists and groups who have 
enjoyed a recent chart hit and follow-up with a promising new release. 


check your local One Stop for availability of the listed recordings 


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International Mutoseope — Over 50 Years of Fun & Games 


When the word “Mutoseope” is men- 
tioned today, one naturally thinks of 
those lively little one-minute comedy- 
drama ‘peep shows’ offered to im- 
patient crowds for a penny-a-peep. 
There were sporting events, slapstick, 
travelogues, melodramas and western 
subjects, but mostly — there were the 
girls — girls that used to take up more 
of grandpa’s time than grandma did. 

The principle of Mutoseope, actually 
the first practical motion picture con- 
cept ever invented, was the creation of 
W.K.L. Dickson, a former associate of 
Thomas Edison. The system utilized 
a carosel reel containing approximate- 
ly 850 wallet-sized photos — each 
frame advanced the action “animation 
style” as the player hand-cranked 
the machine and watched the phenom- 
enon through a private viewer. Later 
on, Edison became Dickson’s competi- 
tor with a film machine called the 
‘Kinetoscope’, which he debuted in 
1894. 

Dickson’s concern, formed with 
three partners (one of which was 
movie mogul Louis Mayer), was known 
as the American Mutoseope and Bio- 
graph Compan